From where I am this part of KL, the sun is not shining today. But at least, it's not as unusual or inconvenient as heavy snowing in certain parts of Europe where airports have to be closed. The Star reported that among the severely hit were the world’s busiest passenger airports like London’s Heathrow, Paris’ Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt and Amsterdam’s Schiphol, leaving thousands stranded in the terminals.
Even the English Premier League was not spared, when heavy snow and freezing temperatures put the title race on ice. I was so looking forward to the match between Manchester United and Chelsea which was supposed to be played in London last night. Besides in England, soccer games in Scotland, France and the Netherlands have also been called off.
Because of the blizzard, Malaysia Airlines has cancelled, rescheduled or redirected its flights to Heathrow. However, AirAsia X had no cancelled flights to London which land at Stansted Airport although one was delayed for 20 hours due to congestion.
In London, stranded travelers slept on makeshift beds at European airports as wintry weather caused travel havoc, dashing the hopes of those attempting to head away for the holidays by road, rail and air.
Even Lady Gaga is caught in this snowy (mis)adventure. Lady Gaga's canceled concerts in Paris had to be rescheduled — it was originally postponed in October during massive strikes in France.
The pop star said staging and sound equipment was stuck aboard heavy trucks ordered off the city's roads during the icy weather. "I am furious and devastated, it's unfair to my fans and to me," she wrote on her Twitter site.
Source: The Star, Thousands stranded, heavy snowfall closes Europe's airports