Austria – Snowfall causes traffic chaos

12 Feb 2018 – Heavy snowfall led to massive traffic disruption in Carinthia this morning.

According to the ÖAMTC, the Tauernautobahn (A10) had to be closed in the direction of Salzburg near Feistritz and Villach.

Also the Seeberg road (B82) in the district Völkermarkt had to be closed. Chains were required for trucks Monday morning on the A2 at the grave tunnel. On higher roads, chains were required for all vehicles: on the Weissensee road, on the Turracher Höhe, on the Katschberg, on the Koralm road, on the Klippitztörl, on the Wurzenpass and on the Plöckenpass.

The Paulitschsattel had to be closed due to snowfall in both directions, and the Arlberg expressway (S16) had to be closed in the morning.

On Monday, it is snowing in the west, along the northern side of the Alps and often in the south, sometimes vigorously. The snowfall is between low elevations and 600 meters.

Early-morning temperatures ranged from minus three to plus two degrees, the daily highs from zero to five degrees.” 02581

Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link