The World Today
Snowfall confounds Rome
Romans bewildered by their city’s first big snowfall in 26 years used government-issued shovels to clear sidewalks, and kitchen utensils to clear windshields yesterday. The snow - up to 8 inches deep in some neighborhoods - made buses and taxis scarce. It also shut down tourist sites including the Colosseum, where the tiers which once held cheering spectators for gladiator fights where hidden by snow.