Snow causes chaos in western Austria

Snow causes chaos in western Austria (Ice Age Now, Oct 23, 2014):

23 Oct 2014 – Winter has come early to western Austria, leaving hundreds of homes without electricity. Snow and rainfall also caused numerous problems on roads, and is expected to continue until Thursday evening.

Four vehicles crashed in Riezlern in Vorarlberg due to the chaos caused by the snowfall. Numerous drivers had to be rescued from the Hochkönig-Bundesstraße road in Salzburg after they got trapped in snow.

Fallen trees also caused power outages in the Tyrolean regions of Brandenberg, Hochfilzen, Zillertall in Zell and Gerlostal.

The Arlberg railway line had to be closed between Wald am Arlberg and Dalaas.

Experts are also warning of an increased danger of avalanches in Tyrol, and several roads have been closed, blocked by fallen trees.

http://www.thelocal.at/20141023/snow-causes-chaos-in-west-austria
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link
“The brutal winter in Europe is already beginning,” says Argiris.

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