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Snow in the Alps: the risk due to avalanches and high water

large parts of Bavaria and Austria, have continued to fight with the heavy snow cases. The avalanche danger remains high and could rise. Further North, rivers to burst their banks.

The weather in the Alps remains tense. In five, upper Bavaria, Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, Traunstein circles, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Miesbach and Berchtesgadener Land shall continue to apply in the case of a disaster. For the Bavarian Alps, the second highest Avalanche alert level four.

On Monday morning, an avalanche hit swung a Hotel in the winter ski resort soon. Was injured according to the police, no one. The avalanche with a width of 300 meters, a squeezed window of the hotel and the snow came Inside. The about 100 hotel guests were housed elsewhere.

forces were on the ground, but could not begin work with Clearance. Experts had to first clarify whether could solve more snow boards. The entrance to the Church is soon locked swung because of the avalanche danger for Sunday. Around 1300 people are stuck in the resort.

In lower Bavaria relaxed in the night, however, the location of The access roads to the ski resort of Sankt Englmar are open again. The district office gave to 5.00 PM the access roads after several forestry machines cleared by a snow load of fallen trees from the roadway, and the snow from the trees had shaken. The ski lifts at the ski resort, the stay cross-country ski trails and Hiking trails but is closed until further notice.

the access to The Riedberg pass in the direction of Balderschwang is already since Sunday due to avalanche danger, blocked.

"lot of work" for the THW

The Bavarian Agency for Technical relief (THW) is gearing up for more operations in the affected districts. "We ask ourselves that will help us to make the week a lot of work," said the land Commissioner for Bavaria, Fritz Helge Voss, the Bavarian radio.

Therefore, the Bavarian THW yesterday his assistants replaced. The fresh helper might be available until the middle or end of the week. The Bavarian helpers are not sufficient, then the THW could draw on forces from the entire Federal territory, so Voß.

Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants to make in the course of the day, a picture of the Situation. He wants to visit helper and forces 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.

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