Milan snowed in when storms hit Italy

Storms hit much of northern Italy on Monday as Milan’s business center woke to a thick blanket of snow. About eight inches of snow fell in the city where a 76-year-old homeless man died in hospital after being found on the street. Falling trees disrupted traffic and local authorities used dozens of snow plows to clear the main arteries. The storms have slowed several highways, including the A26 to Italy’s largest commercial port, Genoa, the capital of the Liguria region. Several trains were disrupted by falling trees, which led to delays of up to two hours. The Great St. Bernard Tunnel on the border with Switzerland was closed to heavy commercial vehicles. In a typically humid climate, Milan rarely sees large-scale snow, but in January 1985 it was mostly 90 centimeters, with minor falls in 2006 and 2009. Rome was hit by heavy rains, as well as strong winds and storms.

8 Comments

  1. Nigeria is really blessed, even though we misuse our blessings.
    Such things like this do not occur in Nigeria

  2. Is not a small issue oo only that homeless man dies of it touches me

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