Germany: Shipping suspended on Rhine as Cologne floods

Shipping on the river Rhine was suspended on Monday after heaving rain and melting snow led to flooding in Cologne. Footage shows the city's riverside promenade flooded and closed off from public access. Barriers have been erected along the city's harbour to prevent water from reaching low-lying parts of the town. After the river breached the 8.3-meter (27-foot) mark on Sunday, local... Еще authorities halted traffic for ships around Cologne, including ferries and tourist boats. Commercial shipping on the Rhine's major tributaries, Neckar and Moselle, was also restricted. Authorities expect water levels of the Rhine to continue to rise but peak by Tuesday.

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