Italy badly hit by ‘Saint Lucia’ storm

epa08068835 People walk on the square in front of the Royal Palace of Turin during snow in Turin, Italy, 13 December 2019. According to weather forecast, heavy rains, gusts of wind and storms are expected in central Italy on the day. EPA-EFE/Alessandro Di Marco

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Many parts of Italy were suffering major disruption on Friday after a wave of bad weather dubbed the ‘Santa Lucia’ storm brought strong winds and torrential rain with some areas of the north getting snow.

The mayors of Rome and Naples ordered schools and public parks to be closed as a precautionary measure.


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