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Snow in Bavaria and Austria: holiday returnees are stuck

Heavy snowfall in the Alps for disabilities. In Bavaria and Austria, there were significant limitations in the traffic. In many places, the second-highest avalanche is now warning level.

On the way back from the Christmas holidays, many vacationers are remained due to heavy snowfall in Austria, plug. Thousands of tourists were temporarily Tauern in the Austrian ski resorts of upper and Saalbach-Hinterglemm included.

The local access roads were blocked because of the risk of Avalanches was too high. For avalanche blasting has been locked in addition, the tourist traffic, the important Tauern motorway. In Saalbach-Hinterglemm temporarily around 12,000 winter sports were included. In the afternoon, the blocking of the Glemm valley road was repealed, a number of other roads are still not passable.

night train is four hours

In Lower and upper Austria are also thousands of households without electricity after trees and Branches under the snow load on the lines were like. In Tirol, the authorities warned because of the risk of tree topple in front of it, the Outdoors.

A night train from Graz to Zurich collided in the vicinity of Kitzbühel with a fallen tree. After four hours on the open road, the cars with the 300 uninjured were given away to passengers on Board in a train station dragged.

Due to the snow it came to traffic delays and road closures in Austria.

avalanche kills 20-Year-old

The snowfall also led in Bavaria to fatal accidents, congestion and disturbances in the air and rail transport. The German weather service (DWD) issued because of the Snow storm warnings.

In an avalanche in the Chiemgau Alps, a 20-year-old woman died. According to police information, was on Saturday in a group of six touring skiers on the way, as the descent into the valley, an avalanche triggered.

a Heavy fall of snow leads to significant traffic delays
tagesschau at 20:00, 05.01.2019, Eckhart, Querner, BR

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