Travel chaos in Europe as heavy snowfall disrupts flights and halts travel across the continent.
Travel chaos in Europe as first snowfalls arrive across globe
Heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures have led to travel chaos across Europe, disrupting flights and halting travel in several countries. Flights were grounded in Munich and Dublin, while snowstorms caused travel disruptions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. The early-season storms have also resulted in multiple fatalities in Ukraine and Moldova. Additionally, Hawaii experienced its first snowfall of the season atop the summits of Mauna Kea.
Impact on Travel
Flights were canceled in Munich and Dublin, with delays reported at airports in London, Vienna, and Zurich. Glasgow Airport also suspended flights due to heavy snow, while Austria and Switzerland raised avalanche warnings.
Ukraine and Moldova experienced deadly snowstorms, with fatalities and widespread power outages reported. Thousands of vehicles were stranded, and rescue operations were underway to assist those affected by the severe weather conditions.