Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather

Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather

http://www.watoday.com.au
January 10, 2009

A rare, heavy snowfall in central Spain closed Madrid’s airport and paralysed traffic in the city and several German rivers were frozen over as much of Europe remained in the grip of Siberian conditions on Friday.

The bitter cold which has embraced the much of the continent since the end of last year comes amid Russian gas cuts to several European countries.

But not everyone was unhappy about the cold snap, as people in the Netherlands rediscovered the pleasures of skating along the iced-over canals.

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