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Kevin Corriveau | 17 Mar 2013 08:58 GMT
A man sleds down an icy road in Budapest, Hungary on March 15. Thousands of others unfortunately were stranded in their cars on Hungarian roads..
A snow plows clears the E75 motorway, nearby Gyor, Hungary. Large parts of Hungary had to deal with crippling snow, causing major transport problems and leaving thousands without electricity.
This man had to transport food for his cows by boat. Flooding in north and southern Albania has blocked roads, toppled a bridge and forced dozens of villagers to evacuate their homes.
Members of the Kosovo Security Force rescued this woman whose house had been flooded. In another instance a 10 year old girl drowned when a river burst its banks in heavy rain.
Only a few Ukrainians walked the empty street. Snow and temperatures to -15 Celsius plagued the region for 3 days.
People struggled against wind and drifting snow in the Belarus capital Minsk.
This damaged truck stands at the site of an accident at the E71 motorway, near the Croatian, Slovenian and Hungarian borders.
A member of the Hungarian rescue team removes snow from a car on the M1 highway, 80 km west of Budapest. Thousands of Hungarian motorists were trapped in heavy snow on the motorways.
The Russian capital received an unseasonably large amount of snowfall on Friday which local media described as a 50 year weather event.
This early spring snow event in Moscow is not the only one worth mentioning. Western Europe and the U.S. are also experiencing late snowfalls
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