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Heavy snowfall causes havoc in the Alps

The huge amounts of snow that has fallen in the Alps the past week continue to cause problems. At least 21 people have been killed, and the new lavinvarningar h

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Heavy snowfall causes havoc in the Alps

The huge amounts of snow that has fallen in the Alps the past week continue to cause problems. At least 21 people have been killed, and the new lavinvarningar has been issued.

who drove a snow plough, which turned over the bottom of a river and a nioårigt children who died after receiving a tree. The tree collapsed due to the huge snömassa which was over it, reports the public service channel Deutsche Welle.

the Snow should be the heaviest as southern Germany, Austria and the Czech republic have suffered 20 years.

In Bavaria, in southern Germany, thousands of with to shovel away the snow from the roof that is liable to crumble.

During the Saturday it was a break in a couple of hours, which gave all snöröjare and rescue workers a little relief, but on Saturday night fell the snow again, and at the moment there are no gleams of sunlight in the forecast. As shown in the Figure can be as much as a metre and a half of additional snow to fall until Tuesday. In addition, it is expected that rain.

"the Rain is absorbed by the thick blanket of snow as if it were a sponge and makes the burden even heavier," says the meteorologist Dominik Jung Picture.

parts of Europe in the last few days. Mountain villages have been cut off, roads closed and schools have been kept closed. In the swiss Alps, poured an avalanche into a restaurant on Friday and three persons received minor injuries.

In Austria, working hundreds of soldiers to clear the snow away almost two feet of snow from the rooftops. During the Saturday issued new lavinvarningar in the country, which is located at the second highest level of warnings. Outside the city of Salzburg was blown in an avalanche, the Russian news agency APA.

Also in Bavaria, in southern Germany, the snow has caused problems. A number of people got to spend Saturday night in their cars on the Autobahn A8 and 90 flights had to be cancelled at Munich airport on Friday, reports Reuters. Around 5,000 rescue workers are out there to shovel away the snow from roads and roofs that threaten to crumble.

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