Many homeless have been frozen to death in the streets.
Owing to the likelihood of the collapse of workers attempts removal of snow from the streets was stopped.
There is a danger of famine and the supply of flour is very limited.
Most of the shops and all the theatres are closed. All streets are empty.
The world famous train, the Orient express, from Vienna on January 30th is covered in snow at East Thrace. It is understood that the passengers still have sufficient food and fuel.
The devastating cold is widespread throughout Europe.
The ice has compelled the closing of the Kiel Canal.
Ice on the Great Lakes at Berlin is 18 inches thick. All shipping on the Rhine is suspended for a fortnight while deer are venturing into the towns in search of food.
Places nearly 1000 miles south of London are experiencing lower temperatures than England.
Marseilles recorded 5 degree below freezing point and areas between the Baltic and the Black Sea between 30 and 70 degrees below freezing point.
Reports from Moscow describe conditions as appalling. The mercury has ceased to register, since the temperature in certain districts has fallen 58 degrees below zero.
Schools are closed and buses have been prevented from running, owing to the impossibility of starting the engine.
Milk is freezing and, bursting the cans
Food supplies, are disorganised.
The ice wave is the worst since 1719, when records were first kept.
To-day Silesia registered 49 degrees F. below zero
A sharp detonation at Breslau led to the discovery that the bridge over the Oder had cracked laterally as a result of the cold. The bridge has been closed to traffic.
The Zuider Zee is frozen, and it is possible to skate to the island of Marken
Many canals are frozen and traffic is suspended.
In Vienna the temperature is 54 degrees below zero, which is the coldest since 1775.
In some parts of Hungary there is 54 degrees of frost. A nightwatchman at Vienna returning home, found both his children frozen to death.
A message from Berlin states that 130 steamers are icebound in the Baltic at the estuary of the Elbe. Aeroplanes are supplying them with food.