Also Sunday, the persistent snowfall in Austria for the necessary winterellende. Vacationers are stuck in the winteroorden or on the road.
About three hundred passengers were nearly four hours stuck in Leogang near Kitzbühel after a tree under the weight of the snow had gone and the tracks had ended. The road transport important Tauern motorway between Salzburg and Villach was for a while closed due to avalanche risk.
In the meantime, is also in the state of Voralberg, in the west, near the Swiss border, the avalanche risk rated on a four, the second highest level of alarm. That means that the risk of avalanches ‘large’ is.
In many valleys in the Austrian Alps is there so in the meantime have a great chance of avalanches. This continued to be the access to the ski area Obertauern, south of Salzburg, has ended. Many holiday makers sitting there since Saturday night jam, reported the local tourism department. Also the ski resort Saalbach-Hinterglemm, also in the region of Salzburg, is still closed because of the avalanche risk.
In places like the districts Kitzbühel and Kufstein warn the authorities also for winter walks. That can be dangerous by falling trees.
Furthermore, sitting in the länder of Lower Austria and Upper Austria, some 14,000 households without power. Do here falling trees, the elektriciteitsnetbeheeder black snow.
According to the latest weather forecasts would be the precipitation Monday decrease. But in the next few days would be the snowfall, and then increase again.