Latest in ‘biblical’ string of snowstorms slams New England

Kim Taylor, of Norwood, Mass., right, shovels a path in the snow in front of her home Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Norwood. A storm brought a new round of wind-whipped snow to New England on Sunday, threatening white-out conditions in coastal areas and forcing people to contend with a fourth winter onslaught in less than a month. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Northeast U.S. braves ‘crippling’ blizzard, transit systems shut

Storm New York city 27 January 2015

A woman covers her face from heavy falling snow as she makes her way through Times Square in New York January 26, 2015. REUTERS-Mike Segar

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Jerusalem sealed off as heavy snows reach capital

People seen walking by the walls of Jerusalem's Old City Walls as snow begins to fall, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/FLASH90)

People seen walking by the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City Walls as snow begins to fall, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (photo credit: Miriam Alster/FLASH90)

Galilee hilltops covered in snow since morning; weather poses stark problem for millions of Syrian refugees over the border

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Midwest, eastern US bracing for Arctic blast, subzero temps

A truck is stalled on M14 in Ann Arbor, Mich., during a rainstorm that made for bad road conditions on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Patrick Record)

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Jerusalem braces for storm ‘three times worse’ than what has been seen so far

The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background in Jerusalem's Old on a snowy winter day on Friday, December 13, 2013. (Photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background in Jerusalem’s Old on a snowy winter day on Friday, December 13, 2013.     (Photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Municipality urging everyone to stay indoors as weather conditions worsen; electric corp. declares national state of emergency; tens of thousands left without power

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Severe weather effecting travel across the United States

Backed up: Emergency personnel respond to an accident on southbound Interstate 43 (I-43) south of Mequon Rd near the N. Port Washington Rd overpass in Mequon, Wisconsin on Sunday

Backed up: Emergency personnel respond to an accident on southbound Interstate 43 (I-43) south of Mequon Rd near the N. Port Washington Rd overpass in Mequon, Wisconsin on Sunday

Travel chaos hits the East Coast: 5,500 flights are canceled as deadly ice storm that dumped a foot of snow over weekend barrels north

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Austria motorway hit by 100-vehicle crash in snow

Pile-up on A1 (ORF TV) Officials said 60 cars and about 40 lorries were involved in the pile-up

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A pile-up involving about 100 vehicles on a snow-hit Austrian motorway has left at least one person dead.

Emergency officials said the crash scene on the west-bound A1 west of Vienna stretched for more than 2km (1.2 miles).

Six regional fire departments have been at the scene with ambulances and an emergency services helicopter, broadcaster ORF said.

A spell of freezing weather is causing disruption across Europe.

Officials said the accident happened near St Poelten, about 60km from the capital, and involved about 40 lorries and 60 cars.

Franz Resperger of the Lower Austrian fire department said the icy carriageway was a likely factor in the crash.

In southern Austria, at least 29 people were injured – six seriously – in two accidents inside road tunnels in the state of Styria, ORF reported. The A2 motorway, which runs through the tunnels, was blocked in both directions.

Elsewhere, record-breaking snowfall in the Ukrainian capital Kiev has caused traffic chaos and seen many residents taking to skis instead, AFP news agency reported

Heavy snow blanketing three regions of Romania has closed schools and disrupted road traffic.

The freezing weather has also caused chaos on Serbia’s northern border with Hungary where lorries queued for hours amid heavy snowfall.

Black ice coating roads in neighbouring Croatia has caused a spate of accidents, national TV reports said.

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