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Passengers pull bags through snow after flights were canceled in Kosovo's main airport in Slatina on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. Low temperatures and heavy snowfall has engulfed Kosovo for a month causing delays in traffic and forcing authorities to suspend school. Europe has been battling a deep freeze that started in late January. ( AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu )

Death toll climbs in Europe cold snap

January 1, 1970

More than 600 people in Eastern Europe have died during a record-breaking cold snap that has brought the heaviest blizzards in recent memory and trapped thousands behind walls of snow, officials said Feb. 15.