Snow grounds flights in Europe, road traffic affected

Snow plough removes snow next to an EasyJet aircraft during a temporary closure at Cointrin airport in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday. Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards continue to lash Europe, forcing airports to cancel or delay flights around the continent, as a deep freeze gripped countries from the far north to the Mediterranean beaches in the south. The snowstorms, unusual for much of Europe at this time of year, left roads blocked, thousands of drivers stranded and schools shut. — Reuters