Arctic Cold Leaves Southeast European Towns Without Power

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  • Bulgaria declines emergency requests from Greece, Turkey
  • Comes after Greece, Romania limited exports to Bulgaria

A street Santeramo, south of Italy, is covered by snow on Jan. 7.

Photographer: AFP via Getty Images

Arctic chill and heavy snowfall left tens of thousands of households in southeastern Europe without electricity and roiled the region’s power markets as rivers froze over, cables failed and generation plants reduced output or shut down.

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