Europe

Blizzards, icy weather continue their grip on Europe

  • Syrian refugee boys play with stray puppies during snowfall at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 miles) north of Athens, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Over 62,000 refugees and migrants are stranded in Greece after a series of Balkan border closures and an European Union deal with Turkey to stop migrant flows. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Syrian refugee boys play with stray puppies during snowfall at the refugee camp of Ritsona about 86 kilometers (53 miles) north of Athens, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Over 62,000 refugees and migrants are stranded in Greece after a series of Balkan border closures and an European Union deal with Turkey to stop migrant flows. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman brushes snow off the face of a child playing in drifting snow in an upscale neighbourhood of Istanbul, during snowfall, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Heavy snow clogged roads, shipping traffic in Bosphorus and forced hundreds of flight cancellations in the Turkish metropolis. (AP Photo/Mike Gorder)

    A woman brushes snow off the face of a child playing in drifting snow in an upscale neighbourhood of Istanbul, during snowfall, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Heavy snow clogged roads, shipping traffic in Bosphorus and forced hundreds of flight cancellations in the Turkish metropolis. (AP Photo/Mike Gorder)  (The Associated Press)

  • A tram is driven in central Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue, the main shopping road of Istanbul, during snowfall, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Heavy snow clogged roads, shipping traffic in Bosphorus and forced hundreds of flight cancellations in the Turkish metropolis. (Mert Akyol/Depo Photos via AP)

    A tram is driven in central Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue, the main shopping road of Istanbul, during snowfall, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Heavy snow clogged roads, shipping traffic in Bosphorus and forced hundreds of flight cancellations in the Turkish metropolis. (Mert Akyol/Depo Photos via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Heavy snow fall and below-freezing temperatures continued to sweep across the European continent Saturday causing deaths, and grounding airplanes and crippling ferries in Turkey.

At least 10 people have died of the cold in Poland in the past days, according to local media, and in Belgium, one man died Saturday when his lorry slid off the highway because of the icy underground.

Heavy snow crippled Istanbul, and national carrier Turkish Airlines canceled more than 650 flights. The state-run Anadolu news agency reported that even the Bosphorus Strait running through Turkey's largest city was closed with ferries being halted.