Hundreds of people trapped in their homes and vehicles.
Bosnia declared a state of emergency after more than three feet (one meter) of snow fell in Sarajevo on Saturday, closing roads and public transportation.
“This is unbelievable. I can’t remember snow like this in the past 30 years, said Mirsada Mitrovic, a resident of Sarajevo. “Maybe when I was a child, but since then nothing like this.”
The state of emergency proclamation ordered men who own shovels or vehicles big enough to plow snow to help the city clear the streets, especially ones leading to hospitals.
Meanwhile, efforts were under way to rescue hundreds of people trapped on snow-covered highways.
In Montenegro, rail services are at a standstill, and Rome woke up to its second snowfall in two days on Saturday — 4 inches (10 cm). Some residents used government-distributed shovels to clear sidewalks and piazzas.