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Acute avalanche danger in many Alpine areas

of snow and storm, let the avalanche danger on the rise: For large parts of the Alps, the Institute for snow and avalanche research (SLF) warns of the great danger of avalanches. This is the second highest of five alert levels.

high avalanche danger on Christmas eve, in altitudes from 2200 meters, in an area, the Alps from Les Diablerets in the Vaud, the Aletsch area, and the Urner Alps to the Eastern Swiss Pizol enough, as the SLF on Sunday wrote to the evening. Avalanche danger level 4 is also predominant in Northern Grisons and in lower Engadine.

In these areas are to be expected according to the SLF, natural avalanches and large avalanches are possible. Below about 2200 meters above sea level, avalanches could get from a rain soaked snow sweeping and up to the Green to advance, warns the Institute. Exposed parts of transportation routes are endangered in some cases.

For the snow sports off-piste, these ratios are according to the SLF dangerous. Even single persons can trigger an avalanche for ski touring, off-piste skiing or snow-Shoe walks back mounted position.

Below 2400 meters is to be expected because of the rain, with Wet and glide - snow avalanches. At altitudes between 2000 and 2400 meters of one of these snow can slide also be large. In the remaining regions of the Alps the avalanche danger is considerable. This corresponds to the mean of the five alert levels. (fal/sda)

Created: 23.12.2018, 17:54 PM

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