Thursday, March 11, 2010

Heavy snow brings Barcelona to a standstill as trains and flights are cancelled,

Spanish snow leaves 250000 without power

"Nearly a quarter of a million people in north-eastern Spain were without power yesterday after the heaviest snowfall in decades brought major disruption to the region.

A metre of snow fell in the Pyrenees leaving 6,000 travellers stranded and blocking up to 40 roads on the border between Spain and France. Barcelona recorded its heaviest snowfall since 1962 causing road, rail and flight chaos."

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