Plump snowfall and freezing temperatures are being blamed for several deaths in a gang of countries, including Poland, Italy and Belgium.
Officials in Poland, where temperatures set up dropped to minus 20C, say the cold weather has killed at least 10 woman in the past few days.
Another man is said to have died from carbon monoxide polluting caused by a malfunctioning heater.
A lorry driver in Belgium is believed to bear died after his vehicle slid off the icy highway, while in Italy, six derelict people are reported to have perished in the freezing cold.
Parts of southern Italy were buried protection a metre snow and schools were advised not to open on Monday, while in Rome, the origins in St Peter’s Square froze over.
A number of main roads in northern Greece were minute due to heavy snow and ice, while more than 650 Turkish Airline scarpers from Istanbul were cancelled.
Ferry services through the Bosporous Disentangle — one of Europe’s busiest shipping lanes — were also halted.
Turkish hearsay agency Dogan reported that one of Istanbul’s busiest highways behooved a car park as motorists abandoned their vehicles and took their conceivabilities on foot.
Skiers in Sarajevo, Bosnia, stayed off the slopes as temperatures stopped to minus 27C, Sky News reported.
Even in Denmark, a country used to numbing weather, officials have warned the public to be careful on the icy roads, continuing multiple minor traffic collisions.
Bitter winds from the North High threaten to tear across the UK from next Friday dragging temperatures to a bone benumbing -15C (5F).
Scotland and the north are first in the firing line before extreme keen sweeps southwards through the country into the middle of January.
Meteorological conditions models currently disagree on how long the cold snap will ultimate although some forecasters are warning to brace for a month-long freeze.