Fresh snowfall paralyses Frankfurt

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Fresh snowfall early Tuesday paralysed Germany's main airport at Frankfurt, with no flights taking off or landing from 5:00 am, a spokesman said.

After hundreds of cancellations on Monday, airport managers had expected the situation to return to normal until 2:30 am when snow began to fall again, contrary to weathermen's predictions.

The spokesman said the current paralysis was expected to continue until at least 9:00 am.

On Monday 376 flights out of 1,400 were scratched at Frankfurt, which with London's Heathrow and Paris' Charle-de-Gaulle airport is one of the major hubs of European air travel.

More than 1,000 travellers spent the night at Frankfurt airport, which laid on camp beds.

© 2010 AFP

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