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Heavy snowfall and freezing rain wreak havoc across Europe

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Brussels, Jan 18: Extreme weather conditions involving heavy snowfall and freezing rain hit many countries across Europe, causing flight cancellations and delays and disrupting road traffic. In Belgium, departures from Brussels Airport in Zaventem were temporarily halted at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesdya as workers needed to clear the runways of snow, reports Xinhua news agency. Most flights were delayed by about an hour, and some got canceled, including flights to Frankfurt and Munich, the airport authorities said. Heavy snowfall in Brussels has caused traffic congestion on the Brussels Ring, especially in the Zaventem area towards Grand-Bigard.
Belgium’s Transport En Commun (TEC) network was also disrupted by the extreme weather conditions.
The quarter-finals of the Belgian Cup, featuring Union Saint-Gilloise against Anderlecht and Oud-Heverlee Louvain against Antwerp, have been postponed by a week, the organisers of Pro League, the top league competition for association football clubs in Belgium, have said. (IANS)

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