Closed captioning of: Glimmer of good news for European passengers
thousands of last-minute travelers in europe are finding it nearly impossible to get
home for the holidays
is leaving them stranded at airports that are already dealing with days of backlogged flights. sally biddle has the latest.
in paris today, little festive cheer. thousands of passengers delayed and hundreds of flights canceled. at charles degald airport, up to 5,000 travelers having to sleep overnight on the floor. heavy snow on the roof of terminal two forced an evacuation. contributing to the delays, not enough de-icer caused a third of flights to be canceled. even a special supply of the fluid didn't help to ease the chaos. it's the end of a rough week for europe's airports who struggled to get planes flying because of the snow and ice. frankfurt badly hit and london's heathrow closed for days. in belgium, passengers lined up for seven hours just to get travel updates at
as the extreme cold practically closed their
, leaving thousands stranded there. richard and cathy are trying to get to the u.s.
our kids are over there, all the rest of the family are there. but not us this time.
and there are problems on the roads, too. following more heavy snowfall. in germany, a serious accident closed one of the main motorways. the pileup killing at least one person. there is a glimmer of good news, though, as stranded passengers begin to make it home. this children's choir arrived at heathrow this morning, a week late after being stranded in washington, d.c. but still in find spirits. sally biddle