Weather closes 4 Europe airports
01 December 2010, 12:40
Geneva - Heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures in western Europe closed at least four airports on Wednesday, including Gatwick, one of Britain's busiest.
Edinburgh airport in Scotland, Lyon-Bron airport in southeastern France, and Geneva, Switzerland's second-biggest airport, were all shuttered as staff struggled to clear the runways.
The European air traffic control authority Eurocontrol also reported severe delays at Berlin's Tegel airport and in northern Spain.
Swiss weather agency Meteosuisse forecast more snowfall throughout the day as a low-pressure front centred over western Europe moves slowly eastward.