Big freeze in the east
BELGRADE: Blizzards and dangerously low temperatures have left villages cut off and caused power outages as extremely cold weather continued for a fourth day in most of eastern Europe.
Dozens of villages in the remote Pestar region of Serbia were sealed off yesterday by heavy snow, prompting the evacuation of some 100 people by emergency crews. Numerous villages in northern Bulgaria were left without electricity and water. Power outages were also reported in parts of Bosnia and Serbia.
Polar temperatures of between -15°C and -26°C caused rivers to freeze, while ice and snow led to flight cancellations throughout the region. – AP