Snow drifts up to two meters (almost seven feet) high.
24 Sep 2015 – After a summer of record high temperatures winter has already arrived in some parts of Austria – with snowfall forcing closure of the Grossglockner alpine road in the state of Salzburg.
“We’ve had 50 centimetres (20 inches) of snow. Between the Fuscher Törl and the Hochtor, there are snow drifts of up to two meters,” deputy police superintendent Peter Embacher said.
The spa town of Bad Gastein also saw snow, and the road to Sportgastein had to be closed on Wednesday, after 40 centimetres (16 inches) of fresh snow. On Thursday morning drivers were told to use snow chains on the B99 road.