dateline: 07 February 2012
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Cold Snap Hits Europe
- cold snap: a sudden occurrence of extreme winter weather
- disrupt: to cause disorder or to prevent the regular operation of something
- avalanche: a rush of snow down a mountain or hillside
- cut off: to no longer provide service
- fatality: death
- Why are Europeans finding it hard to go to work and school?
- Why did Bosnia declare a state of emergency?
- What was significant about the precipitation in Rome?
Discussion Question: In Poland, homeless shelters are banned from admitting people who are drunk. This ban was waived during the cold snap. Do you think drunk people should be banned from homeless shelters? Why or why not.