However, the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) issued several warnings concerning danger to health.
Especially hit by the cold spree were some districts in northern, central and eastern Slovakia, and not just in the mountains, culminating between January 2 and 5.
SHMÚ also issued warnings for ice floods in the district of Liptovský Mikuláš in northern-central Slovakia, where low temperatures created ice barriers on rivers and streams, which caused water to flow on the ice surface and increase the river levels, the SITA newswire wrote.
9. Jan 2016 at 7:35 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská