Tourists visit the Arch of Constantine and the Ancient Colisseum during a snowfall in Rome on February 26, 2018. / AFP / Vincenzo PINTO
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Rome woke to its first snowfall in six years Monday as chilling winds from Siberia swept across Europe, bringing freezing temperatures that have claimed at least four lives, closed schools and disrupted travel.It was zero degrees Celsius in Rome Monday morning, with a low of minus six Celsius forecast until Wednesday -- but no more snow is forecast.Temperatures plunged to minus 26.2 C overnight in the northeastern town of Goldap, with daytime forecasts predicting lows of up to minus 11 C Monday in eastern Poland.In Berlin, where at least 3,000 people are estimated to be living on the streets, overnight shelters for the homeless were 95 percent full, and overcrowding was feared in coming nights, as temperatures drop as low as minus 20 C, reported local public radio RBB.
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