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Worst March snowfall in decades
An early spring snowstorm brought parts of Russia and many countries in eastern Europe to a standstill
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2013 08:58


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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..


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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.


GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images
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.


HAZIR REKA/REUTERS
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.


MARKIIAN LYSEIKO/EPA
Only a few Ukrainians walked the empty street. Snow and temperatures to -15 Celsius plagued the region for 3 days.


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People struggled against wind and drifting snow in the Belarus capital Minsk.


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This damaged truck stands at the site of an accident at the E71 motorway, near the Croatian, Slovenian and Hungarian borders.


LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS
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.


MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS
The Russian capital received an unseasonably large amount of snowfall on Friday which local media described as a 50 year weather event.


SERGEI KARPUKHIN/REUTERS
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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Eastern Europe Snowhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snowen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Sun, 17 Mar 2013 07:20:42 GMTSun, 17 Mar 2013 08:41:38 GMTTaking advantage of the icehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=0fT5fFXaR7btF

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..

Sat, 16 Mar 2013 14:06:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=0fT5fFXaR7btFATTILA KISBENEDEKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

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..

Taking advantage of the ice
Now the clean-up beginshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=07334Du3H1eDN

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.

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=07334Du3H1eDNAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

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.

Now the clean-up begins
For Albania it wan't the snow, but the floodinghttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=08TJ8YyeTBbFA

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.

Sat, 16 Mar 2013 07:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=08TJ8YyeTBbFAGENT SHKULLAKUAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

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.

For Albania it wan't the snow, but the flooding
Rescue in Kosovohttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=0fMt8pP4cVcf4

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.

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:51:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=0fMt8pP4cVcf4HAZIR REKAREUTERSReuters Pictures

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.

Rescue in Kosovo
Abandoned streets of Lvivhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=079k8C48GYdSG

Only a few Ukrainians walked the empty street. Snow and temperatures to -15 Celsius plagued the region for 3 days.

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:13:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=079k8C48GYdSGMARKIIAN LYSEIKOEPAEPA Images

Only a few Ukrainians walked the empty street. Snow and temperatures to -15 Celsius plagued the region for 3 days.

Abandoned streets of Lviv
Dangerous conditionshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=0bl32BJ3329vQ

People struggled against wind and drifting snow in the Belarus capital Minsk.

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:25:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=0bl32BJ3329vQALEXEY GROMOVAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

People struggled against wind and drifting snow in the Belarus capital Minsk.

Dangerous conditions
Only one of the many accidents on the roadhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=004pavlcwheOU

This damaged truck stands at the site of an accident at the E71 motorway, near the Croatian, Slovenian and Hungarian borders.

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:54:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=004pavlcwheOUAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

This damaged truck stands at the site of an accident at the E71 motorway, near the Croatian, Slovenian and Hungarian borders.

Only one of the many accidents on the road
Motorists strandedhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=0fND19Q998caN

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.

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:01:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=0fND19Q998caNLASZLO BALOGHREUTERSReuters Pictures

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.

Motorists stranded
A man begs for moneyhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=02Cm1Ty4iY678

The Russian capital received an unseasonably large amount of snowfall on Friday which local media described as a 50 year weather event.

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:48:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=02Cm1Ty4iY678MAXIM SHEMETOVREUTERSReuters Pictures

The Russian capital received an unseasonably large amount of snowfall on Friday which local media described as a 50 year weather event.

A man begs for money
The worst March snow in decadeshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=05qdcBX8540hF

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

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:01:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Eastern-Europe-Snow?image_id=05qdcBX8540hFSERGEI KARPUKHINREUTERSReuters Pictures

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

The worst March snow in decades


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