Winter storm brings snow, floods to western US

Winter storm brings snow, floods to western US

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A massive winter storm that could be the biggest to hit the region in more than a decade has prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes in northern Nevada. It also triggered flooding and mudslides that blocked major highways and stranded motorists in Northern California. Crews in California cleared trees and debris following mudslides caused by steady rain accompanying the system that could dump 15 inches in the foothills of the Sierra and heavy snow on the mountain tops.
Sub-freezing temperatures and snow storms continued to grip central Italy, with temperatures reaching -6 degrees Celsius in the L’Aquila province in the Abruzzo region. Blizzards and dangerously low temperatures persisted in parts of Europe on Sunday and in Italy alone, eight deaths were blamed on the cold, including a man who died in the basement of an unused building in Milan, and other on a street flanking Florence’s Arno River.
The Mirusha waterfalls, one of Kosovo’s most popular attractions, has completely frozen over with temperatures dropping to – 20 C in the last few days. The sight attracted many curious who braved the cold to visit. A cold snap and showers have hit much of central and eastern Europe in the last few days, including much of the Balkans. Heavy snow and frigid temperatures have gripped large parts of Europe, leading to dozens of deaths, freezing rivers, the grounding of planes and traffic accidents.
Heavy snow and frigid temperatures have gripped large parts of Europe, leading to dozens of deaths, freezing rivers, the grounding of planes and traffic accidents. In the Czech Republic almost a metre of new snow has fallen on ski resort areas near the Polish border in the last two days. The country has been hit by freezing weather with temperatures dropping as low as minus 34.6 degrees Celsius near the border with Germany.