Europe

Heavy snowfall cuts power, fells trees that block roads

  • A municipal worker cleans the path under heavy snow in a city park in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. A WWII monument to an unknown soldier is seen in the background. Heavy snowfalls have hit the Ukraine in the first winter days of the season. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    A municipal worker cleans the path under heavy snow in a city park in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. A WWII monument to an unknown soldier is seen in the background. Heavy snowfalls have hit the Ukraine in the first winter days of the season. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)  (The Associated Press)

  • A municipal worker cleans the path under heavy snow in a city park in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. A WWII monument to an unknown soldier is seen in the background. Heavy snowfalls have hit the Ukraine in the first winter days. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    A municipal worker cleans the path under heavy snow in a city park in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. A WWII monument to an unknown soldier is seen in the background. Heavy snowfalls have hit the Ukraine in the first winter days. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Joggers run on the bank of the river Aare, as mist hovers on the surface of the water in Bern, Switzerland, on Friday, Dec,  2, 2016. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP)

    Joggers run on the bank of the river Aare, as mist hovers on the surface of the water in Bern, Switzerland, on Friday, Dec, 2, 2016. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Technicians are working across Poland to restore power to some 180,000 households and to unblock roads and railway tracks after heavy snowfall and wind broke power lines and felled trees.

Spokesman for the firefighters Pawel Fratczak said Friday that teams were also called to secure torn-off roofs and help clear snow from roads.

A bout of winter weather hit Poland late Thursday and continued overnight. Forecasts say this weather, typical for winter season in Poland, will continue for a few days.

"The snow that came down is wet and there is a lot of it and that makes branches break and fall down, posing a threat to cars and pedestrians," Fratczak said.

A fallen tree was blocking the tracks of commuter trains south of Warsaw.