Saturday, March 16th 2013, 6:30 PM EDT
Tanks have been deployed to reach snowbound motorists in Hungary as cold weather causes transport chaos across eastern Europe.
T-72 battle tanks trundled along icy roads, while thousands of people waited in cars on the M1 motorway from Budapest to Vienna.
Many had been stuck on the road since Thursday evening.
In Bulgaria, a woman was killed when high winds brought down scaffolding in the town of Gabrovo.
Heavy snow paralysed parts of south-eastern Poland, where police were redirecting heavy lorries for fear they would get stuck
At least 19,000 households were left without power in eastern Slovakia after high winds damaged the grid and lorries backed up on a road
Melting snow caused flooding in Kosovo, with reports that a girl of 10 was drowned.
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