Milan snowbound as storms hit Italy

ROME — Storms hit much of northern Italy on Monday while business hub Milan woke up to a thick layer of snow.

Around 20 centimeters(8 inches) of snow fell in the city, where a 76-year-old homeless man died in hospital after being found in the street.

Falling trees disrupted traffic, with local authorities deploying dozens of snowploughs to clear main thoroughfares.

The storms caused tailbacks on several motorways, notably the A26 bound for Italy’s largest commercial port of Genoa, capital of the Liguria region.

Several trains were disrupted with falling trees causing delays of up to two hours.

The Great St Bernard Tunnel on the border with Switzerland was closed to h…

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