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Freezing weather hits eastern Europe

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By Euronews
Freezing weather hits eastern Europe

<p>Emergency teams in Poland are racing to restore power following high winds and heavy snow. </p> <p>Around 180,000 homes are reported to have been left without electricity, while authorities are also working to clear roads and railway lines. </p> <p>The situation is said to be especially bad in Poland’s southern provinces. </p> <p>Police reported at least two homeless men had been found dead. </p> <p>The cold snap, which is expected to last for at least the next few days, has also affected other eastern European countries, notably Romania. </p> <p>A weather warning is in place across most of the country with icy roads making driving particularly hazardous. </p> <p>Dozens of cars have been destroyed by fallen trees. </p> <p>The bout of winter weather has also hit Hungary. </p> <p>While the country has yet to see any major snowfall fierce winds have toppled trees and power lines.</p>