Geneva airport shut for 2nd day amid heavy snow

Authorities at Geneva’s airport have suspended air traffic for a second straight day amid heavy snowfall.
The airport says on its website that departing and arriving flights have been barred until further notice “because of the prevailing weather conditions.” It advised passengers to contact their airlines to find out if their flights were still scheduled for departure.
A day earlier, airport teams scrambled to de-ice planes, tarmacs and other facilities that led to a several-hour shutdown following sudden snowfall overnight.
The airport said nearly 200 inbound and outbound flights were cancelled Thursday.
Switzerland’s official weather service, Meteo Suisse, said 13 centimeters (about five inches) of snow accumulated in Geneva before dawn Thursday. Snowfall resumed Friday morning, and visibility downtown was poor.