Heavy rains, high winds, and hail battered Western Germany on Monday, causing train and flight delays. Dusseldorf airport delayed several flights Monday and into Tuesday. Some trains were also delayed into Tuesday.
Roads were impassable, with fallen trees and the violent storm that hit the most populous state in Germany. The storm came after an extremely hot three-day weekend, and commuters were stuck in extended traffic jams on Tuesday.
The Dusseldorf airport shut down for about an hour Monday. Incoming flights were diverted and 10 others were canceled. Airport officials said the winds were gusting up to 93 mph before the airport re-opened at 10 pm.
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