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Austria groans under snowfall: avalanche risk at the highest level, tens of thousands of people hemmed in by snow
The sneeuwchaos in Austria comply with. Tens of thousands of residents and tourists from the outside world cut off. In the länder, Voralberg, Salzburg and Tyrol also applies to code 5 for avalanche risk, the highest level that is rare. This weekend there were already three dead in avalanches in the Alpine country, a fourth is still missing. By an accident with a Flixbus are today further thirteen wounded cases.

Today and tomorrow remains the snow in Austria and southern Germany. Later this week there is some improvement in the weather to come. A lot of major roads and thoroughfares by the relentless snow and the avalanche risk is blocked. Therefore, a lot of villages and ski resorts on their own. So is the fern pass, an important through road between Germany and Austria, until further notice fully close. the

In total in Austria are certainly 180 roads impassable. Only been in Salzburg since Sunday night 17,000 people cut off from the outside world, reports the Austrian news agency APA. On the north side of the Alps in 24 hours of time between 20 and 60 inches of snow. For today is still 30 to 50 inches of additional snow expected. Many schools remain closed.

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