Winter storm delays flights, kills five in UK, France - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Winter storm delays flights, kills five in UK, France

Posted:
LONDON (AP) - Parts of Western Europe have been plagued by major travel problems on this Christmas Eve, because of a severe winter storm.

It stranded passengers travelling for Christmas at airports in London and Paris. And hundreds of thousands of homes are without power.

The storm caused four deaths in Britain -- including a man who jumped into a fast-flowing river to try to rescue his dog. The severe weather also left a 12-year-old boy crushed to death beneath construction materials in Normandy, France.

In Britain, thousands of people trying to get away for the holidays were affected by reduced or canceled train service due to landslides and fallen trees and flooded roads.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.