During the first week of 2017, 46 (mainly
homeless) people died from the cold in Poland,
 when temperatures fell below −20 °C (−4 °F).
 Free public transport was provided in
Kraków because of the
smog caused by the cold weather.
Wrocław was also affected by smog with air quality in the area dropping to critical levels. Seven cold-related deaths have been reported in Italy, mainly of homeless people,
 and parts of the country have experienced exceptional falls of snow, high winds and freezing temperatures. Several airports were closed, including those in
 Ice formed on the Adriatic Sea,
 and schools in the south of the country were closed.
Eight deaths from the cold were reported in the Czech Republic, mainly of homeless people.
 The bodies of three migrants were found near the border between Bulgaria and Turkey.
Médecins Sans Frontières has raised concerns about the risk to migrants, especially around 2,000 people living in
Bosphorus was closed to shipping after a snowstorm that also affected services in
Istanbul, Turkey, where more than 650 flights were grounded.
 Blizzards in Bulgaria also affected parts of Romania and Ukraine,
 and shipping on the
Danube was suspended.
Heavy snow in
causes major disruption to the traffic (11 January).
Temperatures fell to −15 °C (5 °F) in Greece, where the
National Observatory of Athens referred to the weather phenomenon as Ariadne (after the goddess
 It was decided officially in 2016 in Greece to name extreme weather phenomena from January 2017 onwards with a specific name and Ariadne was the first weather phenomenon to be named by the authorities.
 One migrant died of cold, and many migrants on islands in the
Aegean Sea were moved into heated tents as the area was covered in snow.
 The authorities opened three
Athens Metro tube stations for homeless people to help protect them from the cold.
 Road transport in the country has also been disrupted, as well as public transport. On 10 January, it was announced that in
Thessaloniki in the province of
Macedonia only 130 buses out of 480–500 operated by
Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organisation were in operational condition.
 The islands of
Alonnisos declared a state of emergency, after serious power failures and the collapse of traffic due to snowfall.
Deaths have also been reported from Russia and Ukraine. Temperatures in some parts of
European Russia fell to below −40 °C (−40 °F) setting records across the region.
 About 100,000 residents of settlements in
Moscow Oblast such as
Kotelniki have lost electricity due to extremely harsh temperatures.
 On 11 January, the cold wave reached Albania, with temperatures reaching −22 °C (−8 °F) and supplies being flown in by army helicopters, mainly in the city of
Gjirokastër and the nation's capital