Thursday, February 16, 2012
Snow has stopped but dozens of villages are still submerged in snow. In some places the layer can reach up to 5 meters. People have had to dig tunnels through up to 15 feet of snow in order the leave their homes. Authorities declared an alert Monday in eastern Romania, where 6,000 people have been cut off for days. About a dozen major roads were closed, 300 trains canceled and more than 1,000 schools shut down.