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.
Heavy snowfall causes transport chaos in Germany (0:46)
Dec. 11 - Winter weather leaves commuters stuck on German highways for hours, as air traffic at Frankfurt airport is also disrupted. Sarah Sheffer reports. ( Transcript )