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Avalanche danger in the Alps: Seehofer will travel to the snow chaos

After the heavy snow increases the avalanche risk in the Alps. At the weekend, three German skiers were killed, one is still missing. Today wants to inform the interior Minister Seehofer about the situation.

in view of the ongoing snow chaos in the Bavarian Alps, wants to get the Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer today, an Overview of the Situation. As his Ministry announced on Sunday night, wants to Seehofer forces of the Federal police and the Federal Agency for Technical relief in the Berchtesgadener Land. Planned talks in Berchtesgaden and Neukirchen am Teisenberg. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen had already travelled on Sunday to Berchtesgaden and had circles in the snow chaos in the country concerned for further assistance.

Meanwhile, the avalanche danger in the Alps is on the rise again. The avalanche warning service Bavaria imposed in all areas of the Bavarian Alps, the second highest warning level 4. On Saturday, had been subject to warning level 3. Already low loads by means of a Ski or snowboard riders could trigger slab avalanches, like the warning said.

in Austria, experts estimate the avalanche danger is higher. For Monday, the highest warning level 5, applies to the West of the Tyrol, even the authorities in Innsbruck. At the start of the week, in many high-altitude areas, again with at least a metre of new snow expected. Several well-known ski resorts are not due to a blocking of the access roads to reach. The villages of Lech and Zürs informed about on their Website. The village of Stuben at the Arlberg is cut off because of avalanche danger from the outside world, the same is true for some 17,000 people in the province of Salzburg. As the ORF reported, has also been the road to Ischgl and Galtür locked. In addition, will be blocked in the course of the Evening, the road to Sölden in the Ötztal valley.

Before the next snow front in the Alps
issues of the day at 23:15, 13.01.2019, Eckhart, Querner, BR

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