Storm Moves Across Britain, Northwest Europe, Thousands of Flights Cancelled and Delayed

By Jesse Sokolow on 5 December 2013
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A London street earlier this week

A London street earlier this week

A storm moved through Great Britain and parts of Northwest Europe on Thursday, causing flights in and out of some airports to be canceled.  All flights to and from Copenhagen Airport were halted, and it is unclear how long the airport will remain closed.

As of 11:45 p.m. GMT, over 1,000 flights had been canceled on Thursday according to FlightStats, a flight reporting service, and over 5,300 flights had been delayed.

Many flights in and out of Hamburg Airport were also canceled, and KLM halted various flights to and from airports in Europe.

The storm also caused accidents responsible for two deaths in London.  The Thames Barrier – a series of metal plates that can be raised across the entire river – was closed late Thursday to protect the city of London from the surge.  Tidal floods are also expected in Britain, Germany, and Scandinavia.

Approximately 10,000 homes along England’s eastern coast had to be evacuated due to the expected tidal surges.

The Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany’s weather service, said that the storm will also bring snow in Europe.

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