In the Czech Republic, around 9,000 households were without electricity on Thursday after heavy snow in regions bordering Germany and Austria.
Over half a meter of snow had fallen in Jablonec, streets, and pavements are blocked.
Central and Eastern Europe were hit by dramatic snowfall after cold air arrived from Scandinavia and western Russia. Germany and Poland are especially at risk of heavy snowfall today.
At the time of the announcement, two meters of snow had already fallen on the northern slopes of the European Alps since the start of the year. For skiers, this snow will turn out to be a blessing, but for travelers and residents throughout Austria, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and the Low Countries, road conditions have been poor and mountain passes have been closed.