Dec. 11 - Winter weather leaves commuters stuck on German highways for hours, as air traffic at Frankfurt airport is also disrupted. Sarah Sheffer reports.
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Heavy snowfall and icy roads cause chaos for commuters across Germany on Tuesday morning.
On highways in eastern Germany, many travellers had to stop for hours in miles-long traffic jams.
(SOUNDBITE) (German) UNNAMED PERSON STUCK IN TRAFFIC JAM, SAYING:
"After five hours it is very cold, and there's no information available and nothing is moving. I am lost for words."
Police and rescue services were busy helping people to move broken-down or overturned vehicles off the snow-blanketed roads.
Air traffic at Frankfurt airport experienced disruptions as well.
Planes needed to be defrosted before departure and runways had to be cleared of snow.