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Winter weather takes extreme forms in Austria and Germany

The threat of winter weather in the Alps is increasing. In Austria and southern Germany, entire villages by the snow closed off from the outside world.

According to the German news site Focus Online, sitting in the place Berchtesgaden hundreds of people stuck by the snow and there is the state of emergency was declared. That happened earlier in the German region of Miesbach.

In addition, according to the German police Thursday, a 54-year-old woman died in a traffic jam in Dornstadt. Employees of the German Red Cross (DRK) shared on the A8 blankets against the cold. When they again wanted to retrieve it, they found the woman. Which exactly they died, is not clear.

Not only the roads are affected by the large amounts of snow. Also the public transport is experiencing discomfort. So, for example, is the traffic in Berchtesgaden flat.

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Public life in the South of Germany disrupted by snow

Greater risk of avalanche in Salzburg

Now is also the lawinegevaarniveau in the Austrian region of Salzburg scaled up to 5. That is the highest level and is rare. The authorities warn you of the extreme avalanche risk.

Wednesday died of a sixteen-year-old Australian skier in St. Anton am Arlberg. He was before the eyes of his parents swept away by an avalanche. This increased the death rate in Austria, to five.

In large parts of the Alps, goes to code red. According to the weather forecasts keeps the extreme winter weather.

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