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The Eastern Alps drown in snow

The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, has hired on Wednesday the operation of trains on the route between Dieni in the Grisons Oberland, and Andermatt in the Canton of

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The Eastern Alps drown in snow

The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, has hired on Wednesday the operation of trains on the route between Dieni in the Grisons Oberland, and Andermatt in the Canton of Uri. The reason of the strong snowfall.

This means that travellers on the Glacier Express-from the Grisons to Brig/Zermatt or Vice versa, take a detour via Zurich and Bern. According to the railway company of the line section closed for the whole of Wednesday. A replacement operation could not be offered.

The Eastern Alps drown in snow, also writes Meteonews on Facebook. A Video from the Arosa shows a heavy snowfall.

The most important road connections in the Grisons were covered in the morning all the snow. On the Wolfgang pass to Davos, as well as between Reichenau and Flims snow for vehicles, chains of duty. On the San Bernardino Route of the A13 between Thusis and Roveredo, driving was truck ban for trucks with trailers, have been adopted.

images: snow in Europe

The many of the new snow to the mountain regions thanks to a cold and humid air masses that accumulate in the foothills of the Alps. 50 centimeters, according to Meteocentrale on the Säntis, 15 inches in Adelboden.

Short, strong snow showers in the flat country

In the flat country, however, there is less snow. However, locally heavy snow can occur in the shower. "Such a storm can take five to ten minutes, but a very strong will," Klaus Marquart of Meteonews explained. Also Thunderstorms are possible.

On the roads in the area, could lead within short time to slush. Cycling and motorists can expect slippery roads and limited visibility.

Video: 1.20 meters in Arosa In a flat country, I would have expected more snow, says meteorologist Peter Wick. Video: Meteonews

The weather is in the middle of the country, according to Marquart. The radar map is like a patchwork quilt: "It may well be that it's in Oerlikon is snowing and at the same time in Aarau, the sun shows," says the meteorologist.

The temperatures are during a snow shower between zero and one degree. Also in between you rise today, and not over two degrees.

salt spreader cart of the road

In the Canton of Aargau, a salt is faithful-trucks from the road veered off and turned over. After an incident in uptime on the last Saturday such a vehicle was on Wednesday at the Benken-pass road above Küttigen next to the roadway.

no one was Hurt in the accident. The road over the Jura Transition had to be closed for the salvage operation, however, complete.

Already on the last Saturday in salt uptime AG litter-covered roads the car on the snow to Slide. He collided with a fence, a street candelabra and a stone wall. The Arm and his passenger were able to escape with minor injuries from the accident vehicle.

roof avalanches cause damage to cars

In the city of St. Gallen have been damaged within the last 24 hours four cars by roof avalanches.

it Is during the day, a little warmer, you can remove the masses of Snow that have accumulated in the past few days, on the roofs, the city police St. Gallen. It is recommended, therefore, to be in the vicinity of the houses carefully. In addition, homeowners should check the rooftops and possibly dangerous Provide shut-off.

(red/sda)

Created: 09.01.2019, 11:08 PM

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