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Travel chaos in Europe – flights and trains do not run in winter weather

Ostlandt, which includes Oslo, is the part of Norway hardest hit so far by Wednesday's winter weather. Trains cannot leave stations, and in the Norwegian capital, all bus services have been suspended while subway services operate with major disruptions.

– Driving conditions are so bad that it is inexcusable to have buses in traffic, says Kathryn Merryn Haugen, a spokeswoman for the public transport company Rotter. NRC.

On the E18 motorway between Oslo and Tonsberg, several cars entered the ditch. Due to traffic problems, several schools in Östlandt decided to remain closed on Wednesday, reports said Daily newspaper.

Long queues of cars on the E18 towards Oslo on Wednesday.

Photo: Norwegian Road Administration/TT

At 13:00 It was announced on Wednesday afternoon that planes were not allowed to land at Oslo Gardermoen Airport.

– It snows so much that the plane cannot see the landing lights and therefore we cannot allow the plane to take off or land, says Monica Fasting from the airport operator Avinor. VG.

After only three hours, the planes were allowed to leave the Norwegian airport.

Even further south, the weather caused problems for air traffic. In Frankfurt, about half of today's 1,000 departures were cancelled, and at Munich Airport about 250 more flights were cancelled, according to reports. Daily news.

Snow on the tracks leads to the cancellation of train departures in Germany.

Photograph: Matthias Schrader/AP

In several places around In Germany, local authorities stopped teaching, either completely or only remotely.

Meanwhile, train operator Deutsche Bahn has canceled a number of departures. In addition, the maximum speed of high-speed trains will be limited to 200 kilometers per hour.

Snow is also falling in Belgium, where many train departures have been canceled and schools are closed, she wrote Newspaper.

In Denmark, authorities in several cities advised people not to ride in cars, but as the weather moves north, snowfall is expected to decrease during Wednesday afternoon.

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