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Ice crystal from a snowflake WHITE-OUT Blizzard conditions have forced these drivers to stop their cars. If they remain in their vehicles, they can be found more easily, but they may find warmth and shelter if there are houses or other buildings nearby. One person froze to death during this particular snowstorm, near Caen in France. Blade of a snowplow clearing a road in France SNOWPLOW PILED HIGH Snow has piled up against the side of this house in Derbyshire, England, obscuring ground-floor windows and making it difficult to reach the front door.