Several people were killed by falling trees and risky road conditions due to the storm.
At many stations, people stood in long lines in front of the information stands.
Travel was also affected on roadways, where several trucks were blown over by the strong winds. Strong winds also blew "a few roof plates" off buildings, it said, forcing the airport to close two departure entrances. Almost 200 flights into and out of the hub were canceled as a result, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware, and some roof damage was reported at the airport.
Some 100,000 people in NRW and in the northern state of Lower Saxony were left without power, a spokesman for the energy company Westnetz said.
A powerful storm system swept across Europe Thursday, bringing strong winds that were responsible for at least 11 deaths and a widespread travel shutdown. It said it had dispatched emergency crews to deal with storm damages. They say another 62-year-old man died in the eastern city of Enschede after a falling tree hit his vehicle. Police are investigating the cause, including whether the storm was to blame. A 68-year-old van driver was killed when his vehicle was blown onto the other side of the street, police said.In Cologne, a baby was born in a auto after road closures made it impossible for the mother to reach hospital, the city's fire service said.A picture taken on January 18, 2018 shows metal roofing sheets from a supermarket blocking a road in Menden, western Germany, as the region is hit by the storm named "Friederike".
Gale-force winds gusting at up to 70 miles per hour (110 kph) have been recorded in Britain, where thousands of homes in southeast England have been left without electricity.
Dutch insurers said on Friday (Jan 19) that fierce storms that whipped across The Netherlands caused 90 million euros (S$146 million) in devastation, as the country's train service slowly creaked back into gear.
Turkey: Between old alliances and Kurdish anger
Turkish army units have shelled Afrin sporadically for months as its soldiers secured territory around the Kurdish enclave. Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan had called the USA -proposed force an "army of terror", and vowed to crush it.
Schiphol airport, one of Europe's busiest flight hubs, was forced to cancel all flights in or out for about two hours on Thursday.
In neighboring Belgium, the port of Ghent closed down because of the high winds and tram traffic was halted in parts of Brussels.
The national weather service in Holland recorded 140km/h wind gusts in the Hook of Holland port as the storm went past.
Schiphol later said some flights would resume as the storm moved inland, but that there would be severe delays.
In a statement, the rail operator said only a limited number of trains were operating on global routes.
Regional trains were also halted across northern and eastern Germany and some other areas, it said in a statement.
The four - Facebook , Twitter , YouTube and Microsoft - are to be joined by Instagram and the Google + social network. On average, the companies removed 70 percent of the content flagged to them, up from 59.2 percent in May past year .
The world's most valuable company noted at the time that it has earmarked $36 billion to cover deferred United States taxes. The company has not said how much of its cash overseas would be brought back to the US.
The Japanese 20-year-old's win finally marked some success in the third round at a major - she was previously 0 for 5. The 19-time grand slam victor moves on to face the unheralded world number 80 Marton Fucsovics in the fourth round.
Family members of Japanese kidnapping victims are filing a petition to take North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to court. The Vancouver meeting aims to improve the effectiveness of the U.S. led campaign on North Korea.
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E' un 14enne di Mantova uno dei due giovani aggrediti e rapinati da una baby gang a Pomigliano d'Arco, nell'hinterland di Napoli . In dieci, armati di catena , hanno accerchiato e massacrato di botte due coetanei, di 14 e 15 anni .
Tennessee wasn't as effective in turning points into turnovers - 15 points from turnovers, compared to Notre Dame's 28. However, that is as close as the Irish would get the rest of the way, as Clemson went on to win by a final of 67-58.
But the Wildcats answered with its own 11-0 burst immediately, tying the score at 57-all with 6:22 left on a 3-pointer by Trier. Trier made one of two free throws for a two-point lead and Pickens running 3-point try skimmed off the rim at the buzzer.
Aaron Ramsey returned to first-team action in last weekend's 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth, but may take his place on the substitutes' bench.
North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang
A delegation of 150 North Korean athletes and supporters will attend the Paralympics, Seoul's Unification Ministry said. It wasn't immediately clear whether the two-day visit, which was to begin today, was canceled or just postponed.
WVU rolls past Texas 86-51
One of the keys to the win was West Virginia eliminating second chance points for Texas and getting offensive rebounds down low. Beetle Bolden (3) defends Texas guard Matt Coleman (2) during the second half of WVU's 86-51 win over the Longhorns.
2 dead, 1 injured in Central WI shooting
IHIT is working with the Abbotsford Police Department and the BC Coroner's Service to gather more evidence. Chief Jason Bauer says the lone suspect was found near the crime scene, and has been taken into custody.
Paul Bocuse, pioneer of nouvelle cuisine, dies aged 91
His imposing physical stature and his larger-than-life personality matched his bold dreams and his far-flung accomplishments. He is survived by his wife Raymonde, their daughter Francoise and a son, Jerome. "Paul Bocuse has joined them".
Fifth porn star found dead in three-month time span
She posted a mysterious last Tweet only three days back which read: "I feel it all around, nothing alarms me any longer". So far, there has been no proof of a link between any of their deaths beyond the fact that they were all porn stars.
"Weekend storm to bring 4-8" of snow to metro Denver
By Saturday, the storm system will be moving through the Rockies with heavy snow expected to add up to 1 to 2 feet locally. In fact, there are locations south of the Mason Dixon line that have actually seen more snow than the metro.
Bentley Bentayga to compete at Pikes Peak
The Bentayga will battle in the "exhibition" class, featuring cars such as a Dodge Viper and a 1949 Ford F1 pickup truck. Bentley will reveal more information about the auto and its driver closer to the event date, which takes place June 24.
Allegheny County leads state in confirmed flu cases
The CDC reports that as of January 7, about 78 percent of all cases of influenza in the US have been H3N2, the most risky . The flu is so deadly this year that it has claimed the lives of physically fit people all over the country.