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Snow Red warning level in Austria

Dramatic weather in the Alps through the duration of the snow: In the Salzburger Land, eleven tourists have been freed from a hut. In Bavaria's ski areas, numerous ski lifts and slopes had to be closed.

After the heavy snow of the last days cases, the Austrian mountain rescue service has freed eleven tourists from Munich, from a snowed mountain hut. The group have called in the Salzburger Land, the police, because they have had since the days of no electricity. In addition, the stocks went slowly to the end, said a representative of the mountain rescue of an Austrian news Agency.

snow warning level to "red"

The Austrian Central Institute for meteorology and geodynamics was again Snow on red alert level. The meteorologists expected until Thursday, with up to 60 centimetres on the Northern side of the Alps and on the mountains with more than a metre of new snow. This was especially true for Vorarlberg, North Tirol, Salzburg, the Northern upper Styria, upper Austrian Alpine foothills and the Mostviertel.

The danger of avalanches in the Austrian Alps is getting bigger and bigger. The number and size of risk to take, informed of the avalanche warning service. On the Loose in the province of Styria, the snow buried the mountain station almost. The staff of the mountain railway and fought against the Snow, the company said. According to the Skiportals "" are currently locked 1700 kilometers of slopes, 450 ski lifts closed.

In Austria many people still sitting in the snowed places

people are included, households without electricity

in Total, are locked according to the Austrian authorities, around 100 roads due to avalanche danger. Problems, fallen trees, prepare. In upper and lower Austria, around 2000 households are without electricity because the power lines is interrupted. In some places, soldiers of the Federal army to help.

Many people still sit in the top of the Irish municipalities Pölstal and Hohe Tauern. These municipalities had to call the civil state. In Hohe Tauern, around 550 people are currently snowed in. However, many of the tourists were in their accommodation Tauern leave during a short-term weather calming. So streets are for vehicles with snow chains or four-wheel drive were re-opened. With the beginning of the dark they should be closed again.

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