Snowstorm Sweeps Across Europe

    Passengers queue at for the check-in desks at a busy Heathrow airport in west London on January 19, 2013 after hundreds of flights were cancelled due to severe cold weather and snow. Passengers were forced to sleep on the floor at London's Heathrow Airport overnight, media said Saturday, after heavy snow grounded hundreds of flights and left thousands of people stranded. A spokesman for the airport, one of the busiest in the world, said a further 100 flights had been cancelled on Saturday morning, on top of about 400 that were grounded Friday by the bad weather sweeping Britain. AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)


    Hundreds of flights were canceled in Europe after a snowstorm and freezing rain swept across the continent on Sunday. Heathrow airport in London canceled hundreds of flights, while Frankfurt canceled all activity due to the weather conditions. Weather is expected to improve in some areas by tomorrow morning, but Heathrow, which is Europe's central hub, issued a statement saying, “It is possible that weather conditions at other European airports will increase the number of cancellations.”

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