Brutal winter in Eastern Europe kills more than 600

Nick Sudheimer

A record-breaking cold snap in Eastern Europe has caused more than 600 deaths, according to an article from the Star Tribune

Heavy blizzards, and freezing temperatures have trapped tens of thousands in their homes and villages. Unpassable roads and walls of snow have made it difficult for officials to deliver food and supplies.

Officials in the Czech Republic blamed several massive car crashes on blinding snow. About 100 damaged cars blocked a highway that connects the capital, Prague, with the eastern part of the country.

In Romania, authorities struggled to bring food, water, medicine, and wood to roughly 23,00 people who remain trapped by up to 15 feet of snow.