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Traffic is wall - blocked between Austria and Germany, still today, suits snow expected, winter sports enthusiasts advised until tomorrow to return
The situation in Austria is worsening every hour, so message the website wetter.at. This weekend is in some places still two meters of fresh snow expected. In the Alps, is the highest avalanche risk. Friday was winter already recommended again as soon as possible to house to leave, or to wait until Sunday and even Monday. Tourists had their own cars, digging spades replaced ijsschrapers. Chaos reigns also on the airports of Innsbruck and Munich.

Snowfall in combination with the end of the christmas holidays had zaterdagochend early led to traffic jams in the winter. The files held all throughout the day. Not only are mountain passes blocked and closed, even on the motorways is going to be difficult. Also in the south of Germany on the A8 from Salzburg to Munich, and the Ring A99 in that city remains the long queue. In the rest of Southern Germany are especially files towards the east and south, such as on the A3 and A7 motorways, as a result of accidents caused by snowfall. the

The emergency services are working at full force, but the situation barely the boss. So is the B179, the fern pass, totally closed to traffic because of the too bright snow and the traffic was not more vooruitgeraakt. Also in the region of Voralberg remains the snow pouring down. Already the whole evening is around Bregenz in Austria, Lindau in Germany, a three hour traffic jam on the A14/A96. According to Traffic Europe, traffic is “wall - blocked”.

Austria is heavily affected

Especially Austria will have to cope with extreme weather conditions. There is a weerswaarschuwing promulgated for almost every Austrian land, just the south (Carinthia) is spared. On the Tauplitzalm is already 2.5 meters of snow and the end of the precipitation is not yet in sight. Some places get there this weekend, still two metres of new snow. the

news Site oe24.at about a winterrecord. In many places the highest lawinewaarschuwing, and more and more villages become completely snowed in. In the Sölktal, in the state of Styria, are for example 600 inhabitants and tourists. The fire and rescue services to try the roads and houses with man and power to get free, but that does not anywhere. Across the country happened hundreds of smaller accidents.

The Fleming Thomas Louwage, that with 4 persons in Sölden stay, wanted today home depart home city of Diksmuide, but decided the road trip through the files. “Everything is here since this morning, starting to snow”, sounds.


Above the British islands depends on the high pressure system ‘Angela’ that is extremely wet poollucht in the direction of Austria. Result: 20 to 100 centimetres of fresh snow. But by the whipping north winds - with gusts up to 100 km/h - the amount of snow up to two metres. Where exactly is difficult to predict.

But the timing is very poor: tens of thousands of families pulling this weekend at the end of the christmas holidays back home and there is the influx of skifans for the last race of the Vierschansentornooi in Bischofshofen. The weather even there for chaos: so could the qualification of today do not continue simply because it's too much snowing.

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