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Up to 130 centimeters of snow in the mountains

the beginning of The week was in terms of weather relatively quiet. However, it was only a short breather, because on Monday night, a new front-end system would reach Switzerland. Also would condense the clouds in the mountains, the snow it start up in depth layers, writes Meteonews in the notification from Monday.

as of Tuesday morning, there were cases, always snow, even down to the flat country. With large amounts of snow must have been at the weekend expected, especially in higher areas. "Over the week, with quantities between 80 and 130 Centimetres up to Sunday night in the mountains of Snow possible", Meteonews.

This amount of fresh snow increased the danger of avalanches in the Alps considerably. "Tour walkers and variant driver should be aware of the avalanche danger," warns Meteonews. Those interested in staying the weekend in the mountains, can get on the Website of the Federation, the natural hazard portal (

ski Crosser died

In the meantime, has increased the number of avalanche deaths in Switzerland in the still-young year to a Person. The ski-goer, had been swept away on Thursday in Silenen UR in an avalanche, died on Saturday of her injuries, as the police Department of the Canton Uri, on Monday announced. The Rega had flown the 43-Year-old to the rescue in a cantonal hospital.

The avalanche had gone on the last Thursday shortly before 14 o'clock, in the field of High-Fulen/Griesstal/Rotgrad. The police received a message from the Rega, according to two people swept away. The 55-year-old man was able to free himself from the snow masses, and remained unharmed. The woman was located by their companions, and third parties, and from the avalanche freed; on Saturday but the 43-Year-old succumbed to her injuries.


Created: 07.01.2019, 11:09 PM

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