Europe hit with brutally cold weather

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">Snow covers the Lions&#39; statues in central London&#39;s Trafalgar Square, following a night of heavy snow,Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. More heavy snow caused havoc across Britain on Thursday, keeping Gatwick airport closed for a second day, disrupting rail services and leaving travellers stranded. Commuters struggled to get to work as Britain&#39;s worst early winter weather in almost two decades showed no sign of easing its icy grip. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Lefteris Pitarakis&#41;  </span></div>
December 2, 2010 3:36:46 PM PST