“Romanian farmers – faced with up to 15 feet of snow in some areas this week – are concerned about their sheep, goats, horses and cows,” says this article in the Telegraph.
“One farmer said he dug his pigs out of the snow and brought them into his home.”
More than 650 people have died during record-breaking cold in Eastern Europe, as officials in the Czech Republic blamed a 100-car pile-up on blinding snow.
The “heaviest blizzards in recent memory” have pounded the region since the end of January, leaving “tens of thousands trapped in often-freezing homes and villages by walls of snow and unpassable roads.”
Residents worry that”their houses could collapse under the heavy snow as authorities struggle to bring them food, water, medicine and wood.”
In Romania, “some 23,000 people remain isolated in 225 eastern communities where more than one week of heavy snow has blocked roads and wreaked havoc on the rail network.”
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Note that the original headline – “Europe cold snap death toll tops 650 as 100-car pile-up is blamed on snow” – contains the words cold snap.”