Snow Storm

Freezing, miserable spring for Europe and parts of America

A farmer rescues a sheep trapped in a snowdrift in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Photo: Reuters

Freak blizzards and freezing weather over the first few days of spring in Europe and parts of the United States caused fatal cases of hypothermia, power outages and transport chaos.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 3:22am

Heavy snowfall hits travellers across northern Europe

Airport workers de-ice a plane on the snow-covered tarmac of Frankfurt airport. Photo: AFP

Frankfurt’s airport closed, trains stopped running under the English Channel, and the French army was ordered to help clear roads – all because of a sudden dump of oddly late snowfall on Western Europe.

13 Mar 2013 - 12:57am

Blizzard brings US northeast to a halt

Pedestrians cross street amid wind and snow in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. Photo: EPA

Planes, cars and trains came to a standstill across the densely populated US northeast on Friday in the face of a blizzard raging from New York to Boston.

The storm was forecast to bring the heaviest snow so far this winter along the New England coast, threatening power and transport links for tens of millions of people.

9 Feb 2013 - 9:50am