Winter Storm Slams Europe

Affecting planes, trains and, presumably, automobiles


A major winter snowstorm is snarling flights and trains across Europe, creating chaos for thousands of travelers today (March 12).

Frankfurt, Europe's third-busiest hub, halted all flights around noon local time (around 7 a.m. ET) after heavy snow continued overnight from Monday into today, according to German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Bloomberg News said airport officials hoped to have the runways cleared by 1:30 p.m. local time (8:30 a.m. ET).