Weather warning for heavy Stroms & Snowfalls in Italy

Parts of northern Italy are on red alert after a weekend of freezing rain and snowfalls that has left main roads icy, trains stuck and schools closed.
Italy saw its first widespread snowfall of 2017 over the weekend as flakes fell from the far north as far as Tuscany.While people enjoyed the wintery scenes in Milan and Venice, elsewhere the weather disrupted train services and created treacherous conditions on roads.
On Sunday, around 400 people were stranded on a train that got stuck between Milan and the French city of Nice when an overhead power line froze.
Over three hours later – and with the heat working in just four of the seven carriages – the train was finally towed towards Genoa.Rail services remained disrupted on Monday morning, with lines out of Genoa partially closed and cancellations on routes heading north from Turin.

The disruption has reached as far south as Naples and Sicily, where strong winds have disrupted boat services and left smaller islands cut off.

The disruption has reached as far south as Naples and Sicily, where strong winds have disrupted boat services and left smaller islands cut off.

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