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Winter Chaos to Bavaria sends more helpers in snow disaster areas

After a short winter break cases to exacerbate the weather conditions in Bavaria, once again, threaten to further strong the snow. The free state sent, therefor

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Winter Chaos to Bavaria sends more helpers in snow disaster areas

After a short winter break cases to exacerbate the weather conditions in Bavaria, once again, threaten to further strong the snow. The free state sent, therefore, 500 riot police, in addition, in the deep snow of the disaster regions. "There is no reason to panic, but already a serious concern," said Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) on Saturday in Bad Tölz.

he wanted to get an Overview of the Situation and took part in a meeting of the forces. A total of 5000 forces Söder, soon to be in use - and, above all, busy to free in danger of collapsing roofs from the snow. If required, further assistants are to be set in motion. All were in "full blast", - said Söder. "The biggest challenge of the next days will be the roofs load. Through the rain, the load is heavier.“ The helpers were "very very concerned".

For the Bavarian rural districts of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Miesbach, Traunstein, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and parts of the Berchtesgadener land, in the case of a disaster. This is expected to last until Tuesday. For Saturday and Sunday, the German weather service (DWD) said again, heavy rainfall previously. There were severe weather warnings for the South of Bavaria. Snow and rain increase the pressure on the roofs.

Controlled Avalanche explosions in the Alps

The avalanche danger in the Alpine is considerable. In Ruhpolding and Reit im Winkl in the circuit of Traunstein, the Bundeswehr, prepared on Saturday morning, according to the authorities controlled avalanche blasting. At the same time, the Danube and the Alps to threaten from Sunday due to thaw Floods in several rivers in the North. To be affected are likely to land according to the authorities, especially agricultural.

Because of snowy tracks of the regional traffic, is set in Parts of upper Bavaria, Swabia and lower Bavaria. According to a railway spokesperson, numerous trains per day travelling from also fall in the coming days. On Bavaria's streets, traffic was largely unhindered. The police reported in the first line of sheet metal damage in case of accidents on slick roadways.

weather service expects up to 130 centimeters of snow

Even beyond the German-Austrian border, it's snowing vigorously. In the province of Salzburg, for example, the weather service expected by Monday, with up to 130 centimeters of snow. A stormy Wind had passed over night in Parts of Austria to heavy snow drifts, and thus the avalanche danger high.

warning Services reported on Saturday, in the so-called snow drift accumulations of unstable layers. Thus, snow layers could depend on Meadows, and in deciduous forests, also fall below 2000 meters suddenly start to Slide. Even a single tour-goers may already trigger an avalanche, warned of the avalanche warning service of lower Austria.

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In Saxon ski areas are, meanwhile, navigated the trails due to snow collapse only partially. "Our colleagues were in the last two days on the road, to clearing the forests of snow-break," it said on Saturday in the winter sports report of the town of Altenberg. In the night had broken so many trees that none of the trail is consistently used. In the Vogtland district of the district office had on Saturday due to acute snow breakage risk of the forest block. (dpa)

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