More and more Austrian places inaccessible due to heavy snowfall

More and more places in Austria are cut off from the outside world by the large amount of snow that has fallen. The inconvenience for traveling winter sports enthusiasts can be great.


More and more places in Austria are cut off from the outside world by the large amount of snow that has fallen. The inconvenience for traveling winter sports enthusiasts can be great.

Moreover, there is strong wind, which causes snow dunes in some places. Meanwhile the army has been deployed in the Upper Styria region, in the east of the country.

A valley containing 580 people is currently isolated, reports the ÖRF channel. Also emergency services can not reach the area. In other areas, the access roads will be closed on Friday evening, to remain closed until Monday. Residents have been given the time until 6 pm to store food and any medicines.

Austria and southern Germany will face heavy snowfall this weekend.

The army is deployed, among other things, to conduct reconnaissance flights over the affected area. If flying is possible, an avalanche is exploded in the vicinity of the Donnersbachtal ski area from a helicopter.

ANWB warns of problems on the road

The ANWB warned earlier on Friday that winter sports enthusiasts who return to the Netherlands from Austria and the south of Germany this weekend should take into account bad conditions on the road.

According to Weerplaza the snowfall in Austria mainly increases until Saturday afternoon and in many places 30 to 75 centimeters of snow can fall. In some places the snow can even reach a thickness of 1 meter. However, the wind is less severe than in the past few days.

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REF: https://www.nu.nl/buitenland/5664614/steeds-meer-oostenrijkse-plaatsen-onbereikbaar-hevige-sneeuwval.html

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