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Over 70 inches of snow in the Prättigau

The Winter has reached Switzerland. Especially the Eastern Alps have received since Saturday larger amounts of new Snow. On Sunday, more rain is expected. On Monday the weather is likely to calm down temporarily.

From the North had achieved on Saturday with a warm front very moist, but rather cold air masses, Switzerland, writes of the weather service, Meteonews in a message from Sunday. This had jammed in the Alps. In the result, had fallen in the Central Alps, about 20 inches of new snow. In Northern and Central Grisons, there were even 40 to 70 centimeters.

the Greatest value in St. Antönien

With 73 inches of snow in St. Antönien at 1510 meters above sea level, the largest of new Snow measured. The only 940 meters above sea level, Pusserein 70 centimeters of snow fell. In Klosters 55 inches could be measured. But also in each of the valleys, there was a thick blanket of Snow. 25 inches of new snow and in Glarus 20 inches fell in Chur.

In a flat country, formed the ceiling, at least temporarily, in many places, a closed Snow. No snow there was, however, in the Western parts of the country, in the Valais and in North-West Switzerland. According to Meteonews, there was either no or hardly any precipitation, or it was just too mild.

Mild temperatures in Ticino

No trace of snow in the South With gusty Nordföhn there, according to Meteonews on Sunday against 15 degrees are likely to be achieved. The low last night not values in Locarno-Magadino and Locarno-Monti the 11-degree mark. For Locarno-Magadino, this means a new January record for the mildest night since measurements began in 1959. The old record at this Station of 2013 with 7.0 degree was virtually pulverized.

On Sunday, it is expected cases, with further snow, which can especially be in the Eastern Alps, some of it strong. In low altitudes, below about 600 meters, the snow is very wet or there is rain falls even.

The avalanche danger, which is in the Western and southern Alps, moderate in the Central Swiss Alps significantly from the Canton of Glarus to the Alpstein, as well as in Northern and Central Grisons, with a level of 4 out of 5 big. The additional snowfall will not relax the precarious Situation certainly.

for the time being, the weather is calming down on Monday

On Monday it will calm down according to the weather service, a high-pressure area to the West of Switzerland, the weather a little. On Tuesday will be followed by a next error with some precipitation. The snowfall level will initially rise from depths around 800 meters before sinking in the night of Wednesday back up in the flat country.

salt-spreader truck started to Slide

The snow reached the flat land, and as in most cases, the effects were felt In the Canton of Zurich police Department were on Aturday, between 9 and 15 at over 50 accident reports, the accident statistics of the cities of Zurich and Winterthur was included. It was mainly to property damage and some minor injuries.

The snow was also in the Canton of Aargau for several police operations. In the morning, there was a curious accident. A salt spreader truck, got uptime to Slip. The car collided with a fence, a pasture, a Road, candelabras and a stone wall. After impact, the vehicle tipped on its side and came to a halt. The two occupants were able to free themselves independently from the car. The 71-year-old driver suffered slight injuries and had to be brought to the hospital. The salvage work continued for several hours. As the Canton police of Aargau, informs, is likely to amount to the damage to tens of thousands of francs.

Pensioner ends up in the stream bed

In the Creek bed, but unharmed, ended on Saturday morning, the journey of a 79-year-old car driver, who drove in Rüfenach in the direction of Riniken. The vehicle began to Skid. The damage is according to police sources, around 5,000 francs. The police took the driver to the driver ID on a provisional basis.

Also in Rapperswil-Jona in the Canton of St. Gallen is a 72-year-old man on the snow-covered road to the Slides, such as the St. Gallen cantonal police said. He went off the road and slid in a finish. He suffered slight abrasions. In St. Gallen, the patrols, the Canton police were around 30 traffic accidents, in the Canton of Thurgau to 20.

In the Canton of Schwyz, between 10 PM and 20 PM, more than a dozen traffic accidents. The majority were self-accidents without injured persons. Two head-on collisions called four wounded.

As the accident reason was the not the speed to adapt to the winter road conditions in the foreground, such as the cantonal police of Schwyz announced on Sunday. This statement was actually the most accidents in the snow Saturday in Switzerland. (fal/sda)

Created: 06.01.2019, 11:46 PM

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