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Avalanche danger: Samnaun cut off

The new snow amounts for the last day, the avalanche danger in many Parts of the Alpine space on the second highest level 4 increase. In the Grisons, the majority of the passes are closed, the Eastern valley of Samnaun was on Monday morning on the Swiss side, due to the many snow on the road is not accessible.

40 to 70 inches of new snow in the last three days in Northern and Central Grisons fell, also in the Northern part of the Engadine. In the Grisons southern valleys, there was less snow, as it was called at the Institute for snow and avalanche research SLF on Monday on request.

At about 2000 meters above sea level, above the average of 50 to 80 centimetres of snow in Graubünden as a whole. The fresh snow of the last few days, the Wind blowing through the storm "Marielou", as well as the weaker layer, the avalanche danger in many Parts of the Alpine arc on the second highest level 4 increase.

Dangerous the Situation currently is for winter athletes such as tour-goers or version driver, which are away from the secured slopes. However, forecasters expect the avalanche danger on Monday reached the peak and then gradually decreases.

Almost all passes

closed Affected by the strong onset of winter, the roads are. The Eastern valley of Samnaun was on Monday morning from the Swiss side is not reachable. The Samnaun road Vinadi-Acla da Fans was closed for security reasons. Open access to the customs exclusion area Samnaun of Pfunds in the Tyrol.

sealed off from the safety of the lukmanier pass has been reasons, as well as the flüela pass. More of the Grisons mountain passes such as the Oberalp, of San Bernardino, the splugen, or the Umbrail are closed due to the winter lock. On the Bernina pass and the snow chains were mandatory. (ij/sda)

Created: 10.12.2018, 11:44 PM

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