Highest lawinegevaarniveau in ski resorts around the Austrian Tyrol

In parts of Austria is Monday code 5 for avalanche risk. That is the highest lawinewaarschuwingsniveau and is rare.

The authorities in Tirol have made this decision because of new snowfall on Sunday is expected. In some areas a meter of snow expected.

Is expected to fall in the coming days also in the southern Alps, lots of snow. Around the important Austrian-Italian Brenner-grenspas also seems to be a lot of snow fall. Starting next week, it seems the risk of avalanches in the Alps.

In the French Alps on Sunday, according to news agency AFP, two employees of a ski resort died. Explosives that they had to be controlled avalanches to cause went off early.

The incident took place in the mountains near the city of Grenoble. The employees were located at 1,800 meters altitude.

Three Germans died by avalanche in Lech

In the Austrian place of Lech are three Germans were killed by an avalanche. A fourth is still missing. Due to the heavy snowfall, the search was discontinued.

According to the Austrian police are the victims, men of 57, 36 and 32 years old. They came from the south of Germany. The missing is 28 years old. The four of them were friends and together on the skiing.

The skiers are probably on a closed piste gone and there swept away by an avalanche. There should not be skiing because of the avalanche risk. Other slopes in the area were open.

For a week problems in the Alps

In the ski resort of Balderschwang in the extreme south of Germany seated thousands of locals and tourists Sunday. The only way to the village in Bavaria is closed because of the danger of avalanches. The stranded people have for the time being not to be evacuated.

By the sneeuwchaos in the Alpine region came last week, at least twelve people to life. There are thousands of workers employed.

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