Even more snow in Western Austria:

Avalanches, trees down, roads closed, train lines blocked. Search missions launched for avalanche victims…..

After the heavy snowfall, some roads and railways were still closed in Tyrol on Friday. An avalanche went off in Axamer Lizum in the late morning. Almost all of Tyrol has warning level 4 on the five-part scale.

Individual places such as Sölden in the Ötztal or St. Christoph am Arlberg were initially not accessible. In the Imst and Roppen area, around 200 households were without electricity on Friday morning.

The Lechtalstraße in Ausserfern, the Felbertauernstraße between Mittersill and Matrei in East Tyrol, the Ötztal Straße between Zwieselstein and the High Alpine Road and between Huben and Sölden and the Sellraintalstraße between Kühtai and Hagen were closed for the time being.

In rail traffic, trips over the Arlbeg and the Brenner are not permitted. The Arlbergbahn route remains closed due to the ongoing snowfall. The block was extended to the route from Bludenz to Ötztal on Friday morning, according to ÖBB. At the Brenner, the entire route to Innsbruck is interrupted for the time being. All around 280 employees are in the clearing operation, according to ÖBB press spokesman Christoph Gasser-Mair.

The route of tram line 6 in Innsbruck is also temporarily closed. Due to fallen trees, the Stubaitalbahn currently only runs to Kreith.


Thanks to Rhys Jaggar for this link

1 thought on “Even more snow in Western Austria:”

  1. cant imagine anyone wanting to be on a train in that weather..
    but then I guess there’d always be an idiot or two who would;-)

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