Austria and Germany are bombarded with heavy snowfall


 Австрию и Германию засыпали сильнейшие снегопады

Hundreds of drivers spent Wednesday in their cars in the South of Germany – snow storm forced them to stay on the road.

The South of Germany, Austria and part of the Czech Republic in the last week enduring the heavy snowfall over the last 20 years. According to Deutsche Welle, in Austria from January 5-6, the result of bad weather killed at least eight people. Thursday, January 10, not far from Munich as a result of falling tree killed a 9-year-old child,reports.

In the region there have been disruptions in the movement of road and rail transport, mainly due to fallen trees.

According to the correspondent DW, Alpine town of Altaussee in Austria completely “buried under snow”. Half the population of the city evacuated for fear of an avalanche.

Rescue workers rescued nine tourists who got stuck in the snow in the resort of Zell am see. The road to the resorts of Lech and Obertauern was closed because of the risk of avalanches.

One person was killed when he was hit by a private car parked on a slope.

Power lines damaged by snow – 4500 homes remained without electricity. Austria expects to drop another two feet of snow before the weekend.

Hundreds of drivers spent Wednesday in their cars in the South of Germany – snow storm forced them to stay on the road. The airports of Munich and Frankfurt were cancelled flights due to snow.

In the Alps near the Austrian border in the Berchtesgaden already dropped 2 feet of snow. The area was declared a disaster area.

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