The death toll related to the cold has risen to 55.

By Lisa Marie Segarra
March 02, 2018
A dusting of snow covers the parade ground at Horse Guards Parade in central London, as the severe weather conditions continue.
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As a nor’easter plagued the East Coast of the United States Friday, Europe faced its own wintry weather.

The cold ended up being so bad, the United Kingdom military was sent to help hospital employees trying to get to work, according to the Associated Press.

The storm has been dubbed “The Beast from the East,” “Snow Cannon” and the “Siberian bear” in parts of Europe and is causing chaos throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and Switzerland, the AP reported.

"This is particularly unusual weather. It's something that happens very rarely in this country,” British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told the AP.

Up to three feet of snow was reported in Ireland, and death toll related to the cold rose to 55, according to the BBC.

Over in Amsterdam, tourists have been skating and sliding over frozen canals, while people in England have been left stranded in cars or on trains. Heathrow, Dublin and Geneva Airports have already canceled numerous flights, the AP reported.

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