Devastating Cold Snap Worsens in Europe

Death toll hits 600, thousands isolated

Feb 15, 2012
Outside Magazine

The death toll from eastern Europe's cold snap rose above 600 this week as tens of thousands of people remain trapped in their homes. Temperatures in Russia, Romania, and the Czech Republic began dropping below zero in January and have recently been accompanied by heavy snowfall. Emergency officials in Romania have struggled to reach as many as 23,000 people who are stranded because of closed roads. On Wednesday, slippery conditions were blamed for a 200-car accident near Prague. In the Siberian city of Toko, temperatures reportedly fell to -63 Fahrenheit on Monday.

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