Closed slopes instead of driving fun in the white splendour: On Tuesday in Bavaria's ski areas, numerous ski lifts and ski slopes have been blocked. The reason: ironically, the many snow that fell in the past few days. So Brauneck were closed in the area, there are only three small lifts of the valley all the runs and equipment. "Snow is on the trees now and serious," said a spokeswoman for the ski area. "There is the danger of the trees falling and the ski slopes and lift lines will fall. How long the plants will remain closed, we are unable to estimate; it is supposed to snow more."
Also in the ski resorts Spitzingsee and Sudelfeld small lifts to only a few in the lower layers. In addition to the weight of the snow on the trees the Wind is always more to a Problem in the ski resorts. It was said at the Zugspitze in the morning because of the strong Winds: "no skiing".
In Garmisch, however, were opened at noon, most of the ski lifts and ski runs. "At the Moment, every Morning, meets an avalanche Commission, which decides whether and where snow must be blown away," said a spokeswoman for the ski area Garmisch-Classic. "How to do it in the coming days, we need to see."
in the Meantime, the snow has arrived in lower Bavaria and upper Franconia. There is a heavy fall of snow on Wednesday morning to several accidents. In the Region of Hof and in the Fichtelgebirge mountains, a police spokesman, according to numerous cars and load cars from the streets. A man was injured.
warning before trips to Deggendorf
In lower Bavaria to abandon the people on car trips to Deggendorf. Authorities on Wednesday morning, broke out in the Region of several trees under the snow load. Numerous roads were closed to traffic. The main access roads in the counties of rain and Freyung-Grafenau and Deggendorf were not driving, therefore, in part, explained the district office and the police. The authorities did not expect that the situation will calm down until noon on Wednesday.
The Bavarian Ministry of Forestry warns of high snow risk of fracture in the forests of the state. "A lot of trees fall over in the Moment under the high snow load at any time, or it will collapse," said forestry Minister Michaela Kaniber (CSU). Especially in the South and Southeast, it should be after the heavy snow of the past few days not to stop, if possible, in the forest and under the trees, generally speaking, the highest degree of caution.
For the next few days are expected more snow and rain and additionally Wind and storms. Thus, the risk increases again serious that even healthy trees may not be possible to carry the load. With a relaxation was to be expected, when the snow from the Branches to be defrosted, it said.