Heavy snows causing deaths and disruption across Europe – More than 1,100 people in just one town are stranded after several days of intense snowfall. Roads in and out of the town are at risk of being buried by an avalanche.
A hotel in southern Germany has been buried by an enormous avalanche.
Hotel Hubertus reportedly sustained damage after the wall of snow battered the building in the village of Balderschwang, close to the Austrian border, on Monday.
The hotel was evacuated and 100 guests were taken to other buildings in the area.
Authorities in Germany, Switzerland and Austria are warning that further snow and rainfall is raising the risk of avalanches even further, and is also increasing the weight on snow-laden roofs.
See photo of eleven people shoveling the snow off of a single roof:
Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link