The Beast from the East arrives: Rome blanketed by snow as temperatures drop across Europe

The Beast from the East arrives: Rome blanketed by snow as temperatures drop across Europe
 

The weather front paralysed the Italian capital – but also offered residents the chance to ski, sledge and build snowmen in its famous parks and piazzas.
The city's schools were ordered closed, while train, plane and bus services ground to a halt.
Italy's civil protection agency even mobilised the army to help clear slush-covered streets as a city unaccustomed to the big chill was covered with the white stuff.
By noon the snow had all but melted, but freezing temperatures expected overnight prompted officials to close the city's schools on Tuesday for a second day.
They also issued warnings... read more

 
26 February 2018 in World News, Views: 38
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