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Heavy snow continues to Austria and Southern Germany to ravage: code red in the Alps, extremely high avalanche risk

Several towns in the south of Germany are secluded from the outside world by heavy snow. In Austria since today, the highest alert for avalanche risk, which alm

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Heavy snow continues to Austria and Southern Germany to ravage: code red in the Alps, extremely high avalanche risk
Several towns in the south of Germany are secluded from the outside world by heavy snow. In Austria since today, the highest alert for avalanche risk, which almost never happens. Until tonight in Austria is 60 to 80 inches of additional snow expected.

In the region of Salzburg is the lawinerisico today increased to level 5. That is the highest level and is rare. According to the authorities, there is a “very great danger”. For large parts of the Alps is still in code red. It's snowing since yesterday evening, today following more snow. Especially the new, fresh snow is a problem: that is easy in motion and causes an avalanche. In addition, at several places, the carpet is so thick, that it can burst and therefore can go sliding.

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The end of the wintry weather is still not in sight. Weeronline expects that in Austria continues to snow. Tomorrow, it may be regional 40 to 80 inches of snow fall. the

The inhabitants of Jachenau eagerly look forward to trucks that them food will be taken. Because the roads in the area are blocked, to get the population not in the shops. The only access road to the village is closed, after omvergevallen trees block the way. The trees went by the large amount of snow that the past few hours. And there can be at Friday and a half metres to recover. Certainly Friday will be the access to Jachenau to be kept sealed, as is expected.

Rescuers on foot on the way with medicine

Also, the 350 inhabitants of Buchenhöhe, south of Berchtesgaden, have to wait for emergency assistance by truck and will be. Also here is the only access road is blocked by snow and fallen trees. Many schools in the area are closed. The authorities report that the risk of avalanches increases. Also in the Austrian Sölktal are the inhabitants of the outside world cut off, even helicopters can by bad weather, not on the spot to get to. Search and rescue jobs are now on foot a road through the valley to the villages of medicines and foods.

In certain regions of Austria, this year is already more snow has fallen than the average in the whole of January and is the supreme lawinegevaarniveau of power.

In the north of Germany, they again suffer from a lot of rain which wind is harvested. The cities of Lübeck and Wismar are under water and the towns on the coast expect later in the day heavy squalls.

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