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Sneeuwrecords killed in Alps and 20,000 people are from the outside world is closed, but there is improvement in sight
In the Alps, residents can breathe a sigh of relief. It's stopped snowing, and a new load of snow is at the moment not in sight. For tomorrow and Thursday will be even warmer weather predicted in the mountains. Still, watch out for avalanches. "The situation remains serious," according to the lawinewaarschuwingsdienst. In Austria, meanwhile, an eleventh lawinedode cases. And there are some sneeuwrecords killed. In the state of Salzburg are temporarily still some 20,000 people from the outside world ended.

In the land of Carinthia died a 24-year-old ski instructor from the Czech republic. He was on the Ankogel together with his father, off-piste skiing, and was taken by surprise by an avalanche. That brings the number of lawinedoden this winter, preliminary at eleven. That there are twice as many as the long-term average. Only in Tyrol and Vorarlberg came eight winter sports enthusiasts to the life.

Historical records

According to the Austrian meteorological service fell in Hochfilzen in Tyrol since January 1, 451 inches of fresh snow. That is a new record over 15 days since the beginning of the local measurements in 1971. In Seefeld, in the same state, fell since new year 283 inches of fresh snow. That is also a historical record.

Today were more than a hundred roads closed because of the avalanche risk. With the better weather should soon change in the future, expect the authorities. In the state of Salzburg are temporarily still some 20,000 people from the outside world ended.

Here you can find a list of all the closed roads.

prospects are Good

The bookings in the short term for sneeuwvakanties in Austria may be a serious blow received, in the long term the prospects are good. The bookings for February, march and april, smooth within. The people know that there is no shortage of snow will be, says the.

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