Up to 1.10 meters of fresh snow expected on Sunday
On Sunday should be up to 110 centimeters of fresh snow fall. On Saturday a slab went in Prägraten at Großvenediger, as the police announced. There are four houses and a vehicle damaged been, no one was hurt. About 100 people had to be brought to safety. The snow masses also invaded a sheepfold and an inn. In the north of Tyrol, the second highest warning level was 4. Avalanches could reach the valley there and endanger traffic routes, it said. Hotels and restaurants in Austria are closed until January 6th due to the corona pandemic.
Brenner motorway closed due to snow
Because of the heavy snowfall also in Südtirol train connections at the burner are interrupted. Also the Brenner motorway on the important connection between Italy and Austria was partially closed on Sunday.
The Italian railway company RFI announced on Sunday that there are closures on the train route between Brenner and Bolzano. Since Saturday evening, the northern lane from Sterzing to the border on the Brenner motorway has been closed due to the risk of avalanches, as the civil defense in Bolzano announced. There is a “patchwork quilt” of power outages throughout South Tyrol. In some areas the highest avalanche warning level was applied. Around 1400 firefighters have been on duty since Sunday morning.
Snow and slippery weather expected in the southwest
And what about the southwest? At the Sunday According to the meteorologists, it remains overcast in the morning, it should only rain sporadically. In contrast, it snows in the mountains. In the evening it rains more and more heavily, in lower altitudes the weather experts take this into account snow. The maximum values are minus one degree in the mountains and five degrees in the Kraichgau.
Accidents and snowfalls in Bavaria too
Ice and snow led to several accidents in Bavaria over the weekend. On Monday night it should be in Bayern snow again. Especially in
- in parts of Upper Bavaria and
the German Weather Service (DWD) expects snow. Between the Allgäu Alps and the Mangfall Mountains, up to 25 centimeters of fresh snow is possible until Monday morning, in the high mountains sometimes up to 50 centimeters.