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Record snowfall blankets the Netherlands

It is the first time in four years time that the Netherlands received so much snowfall. According to the National weather center KNMI.

In some parts of the north of Holland lies between 20 to 25 inches of snow. The last time this occurred was in 2005. Then between 20 and 50 inches of snow fell in parts of the Netherlands. Normally the Netherlands get no more than between 3 and 5 inches of snow.

As climate talks enter their climax in Copenhagen, freezing temperatures are sweeping across Europe.

The snow had a significant impact on social life and caused traffic problems in the north of the Netherlands, while in other parts of the country, police have been busy with a number of weather related accidents.

Even Dutch rail networks were severely affected and bus traffic is down.

Weather centers predict more snow for the Netherlands in the coming days.

Photo by Patrick Goossens