Austria warns of extreme avalanche risk

Austria warns of extreme avalanche risk

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In Austria is the chance of avalanches so large that the country speaks of the “difficult” situation in the mountains. This weekend there is a meter of snow.

The länder Voralberg and Tyrol have the lawinerisico to level 4 increased, a level that only a few days per year prevents.

Especially above 2000 metres is the danger of large avalanches to the valley are extremely high. Also in the lower areas is the risk of avalanches sharply. The chance of avalanches is so great because there are a lot of new snow on an old and moderate snow coverage. Offpiste skiing is also seriously discouraged.

The movement had in Austria also huge burden of snow. Twice was Saturday, the Fernpass closed because of the snow. The pass is a major road connecting Germany and Austria.

The highways were long files, and there occurred serious accidents. Also had a world cup skiing in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee Saturday are cancelled due to the weather.

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