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Due to a heavy snowstorms Friday, police sealed off a section of a highway in the suburbs of Budapest, Hungary. Winter weather returning to Hungary with heavy snowfall, blizzards, ice and cold has left thousands without electricity, blocked access to several localities, forced traffic halts in major services and caused several accidents across the country.

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Hungary: Snowstorm strands thousands in their cars

A snowstorm in Hungary brought drifts 10 feet high and violent gusts of wind, forcing thousands of people to spend the night in their cars or in emergency shelters after being stranded on a major highway.

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