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Snowstorms wreak havoc in Germany, Georgia

2010-01-29 14:32 BJT

Special Report: Snowy Northern Hemisphere |

Heavy snow has wreaked havoc in parts of Europe. Flights were cancelled out of airports in Germany, and villages in western Georgia were cut off after the heaviest falls in 20-years.

More than 80 flights were cancelled at Frankfurt Airport. Operators had to temporarily close a runway, but they hoped to have it cleaned and traffic back to normal within 24-hours.

Frankfurt Airport is Germany's biggest, and Europe's third busiest airport.

At Munich airport, Germany's second biggest 60 flights were cancelled due to the severe weather. But the conditions were improving on Thursday, and operations were likely to resume soon.

One officer at Munich airport said it was typical Winter weather.

Gerhard Blumoser, Officer of Munich Airport, Said, "This leads automatically to disruptions at Munich Airport like in every other public transport traffic as well. We certainly have these disruptions too. We had to close the runways alternately and then have problems with the capacity. It's simply a consequence of Winter."

Heavy snowfall has also wreaked havoc in Georgia's western regions.

Kobs Mania, Resident of Georgia, said, "This kind of snowfall we have not experienced since 1985 in Ajara. It is almost half-a-meter high."

The snow blocked major highways, cutting off villages.

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