More snow forecast as parts of Europe battle worst snowfall in decades

Parts of Europe have been hit by the worst snowfall in decades, with dozens dead in the last month alone. In Austria, thousands were trapped on a ski resort overnight, while several others escaped an avalanche without injury. More snow is forecast over the weekend, although it is not expected to be as heavy as…

Snow covers Washington as US shutdown continues

As a partial government shutdown continues in the US, the longest in its history, residents of the Washington area woke on Sunday to find that heavy snow had fallen overnight. Image copyright Reuters Still more snow is expected to fall, but here are pictures showing the scenes in Washington on Sunday: Image copyright EPA Image…

Alps snow: Avalanche kills three skiers near Lech, Austria

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Austria has seen record snowfall this week, raising avalanche warnings (file picture) Three men have been killed in an avalanche near the Austrian ski resort of Lech am Arlberg, local police said. A fourth person is missing. They have not been named but are said to be aged 28. The…

Snow brings parts of Germany and Sweden to standstill

Parts of Europe have been brought to a standstill as snow made driving conditions perilous. Trains were at a standstill on Friday in Germany and Sweden and schools were shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old boy was killed by a falling…

Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hundreds of people around the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden were cut off by heavy snow Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of…