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Winter in Bavaria : The South is sinking in the snow - air traffic affected

Continuous snowfalls have transformed especially the southern part of Bavaria in a winter landscape. For the edge of the Alps and the Bavarian forest and the German weather service (DWD) issued on Saturday a severe weather warning: There were still cases of heavy snow and snow drifts are expected.

Until Monday, it could also in the deeper layers of up to 50 centimetres of snow, in the Chiemgau and Berchtesgaden Alps even up to one Meter. In the mountains there was a lot of avalanche spread risk. Also in the black forest and the Swabian Alb, the DWD expected at times of strong snowfall.

At the Munich airport, the snow was already in the morning to impairments. Some flights were cancelled, also, it came to delays. "Individual Airlines are affected," said a spokeswoman in the Morning. Passengers should inform in the Internet about delayed take-offs and landings.

On the roads and the rails remained in place until the Saturday morning, mostly quiet. "It is Winter. It's snowing. Something dramatic has not happened so far,“ said a spokesman for the location centre in Munich. Motorists had set, apparently, on the snow; Chaos on the streets, remained for the time being.

"so far We have around 25 accidents because of the smooth streets," said a spokeswoman for the police of upper Bavaria South in the Morning. In upper Franconia slipped on the snow-A9 smooth several trucks in the guard rail. At times it went ahead on snow-covered streets only at a walking pace.

In Baden-Württemberg, slipped on the A81 in Villingen-Schwenningen a truck into the guard rail. The Truck came across the highway. According to initial information, the driver was slightly injured.

The railway in Bavaria, reported no major disturbances. "Overall, the traffic is stable," said a spokesman. On its website, the train called on their passengers prior to departure to inform about the Connections, such as on the Internet. The impact of the snow on the rail transport cannot be ruled out"".

The DWD according to the Wind on Saturday could be Parts of Germany to create. The meteorologists predicted stiff to stormy gusts of wind for the North sea region for the highlands and parts of southern Germany. In the summit of some mountains and the Alps were squalls are possible.

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For the North and North-East of Germany, the DWD rain is expected on Saturday, with the occasional cloud gaps. Otherwise it should be cloudy or overcast and rainy widespread. (Tsp, dpa)

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