Rome Blanketed by Snow as Arctic Storm Sets European Records

Rome's schools were ordered closed, while train, plane and bus services were crippled.

  • Published 26 February 2018

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ROME (AP) — The Arctic storm dubbed the “Beast from the East” saw temperatures across much of Europe fall Monday to their lowest level this winter and even brought a rare snowstorm to Rome, paralyzing the city and giving its residents the chance to ski, sled and build snowmen in its famous parks and piazzas. Rome’s schools were ordered closed, while train, plane and bus services were crippled. Italy’s civil protection agency even mobilized the… Read at AP News