|Heavy snowfall in southern Sweden on Sunday.|
"Global warming" is taking its toll on Europe:
The heavy snowfall that engulfed much of South-Eastern and Central Europe over the weekend has claimed at least 9 lives.
Four persons have perished in Croatia and two more in Serbia due to dropping temperatures and blizzards, informed authorities.
Three cold-related deaths were also reported in the Czech Republic later on Sunday.
Cars had to wait for hours on a main Serbian highway leading to Hungary, trapped in snow that accumulated for hours.
Temperatures have dropped to -5 degrees Centigrade, with the windchill reaching as low as -15 C.
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Heavy snowfall and cold weather is also causing big traffic problems in northern Europe. On Sunday the busy Frankfurt airport was closed amid heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. More snow and even colder temperatures are on their way, according to the latest German weather forecasts.
A severe snowstorm in southern Sweden on Sunday created huge traffic problems for trains, cars and flights.
More snow is expected also in parts of the UK tomorrow, with bitterly cold winds bringing temperatures as low as 14F (-10C), freezing fog and icy roads.
Cold weather has so far claimed the lives of 824 people in Europe this year.