PARIS: Parts of central and northern Europe have been gripped by a cold weather front since the weekend, with heavy snowfall tangling traffic, stranding drivers and disrupting air and rail travel.
In the United States, a weather system already punishing the country’s midwest with the coldest temperatures of the winter was forecast to spin to the south and West on Wednesday (Feb 10), prompting ice storm warnings and likely hazardous travel conditions.
Some have taken advantage of the frosty climes, however.
Cross-country skiers glided across the Charles Bridge in Prague, children sledged in the usually snowless parks of Belgium's capital Brussels and the deep winter freeze has reawakened the Dutch national obsession with skating on frozen canals.
Here are some images from both sides of the Atlantic: