An ocean away, across the Atlantic, another major storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of northern Bulgaria and eastern Romania, leading to considerable delays in railway and air traffic.
An avalanche on Jan. 27, 2014, blocks the only road into Valdez, Alaska, creating massive flooding in the region.(Twitter Photo/National Weather Service Alaska)
Two passersby come to the aid of a motorist with traction problems in the snow, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in downtown Minneapolis where up to a half of a foot of snow was expected. (AP Photo)
While there was still not much snow in Montgomery, Ala., as of Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2014, ice had already formed across the city. (Photo/Julie Bennett and AL.com)
In this view looking at Cobb Parkway at I-285, abandoned cars are piled up on the median of the ice-covered road after a winter snow storm slammed the city with over 2 inches of snow that turned highways into parking lots creating massive traffic jams lasting through Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
A Romanian soldier clears snow around an old house in the village of Vadu Pasii, Romania, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)