Travel was halted across Europe Saturday as heavy snow blanketed cities and freezing temperatures set in following a week of deadly early-season storms. 4 Heavy snow fell across Europe, including in Germany, where travel was halted and people reported injuries. Heavy snow will be confined to higher elevations, causing an increased flood risk for western-facing slopes of the Cascades. 4 Heavy snow confined to high elevations in Washington and Oregon can cause rain and flooding in those areas. Getty Images/iStockphoto“Put simply, now you’re getting tons of heavy rain falling on top of the feet of snow that just fell which adds to a bigger flood threat.