It has been snowing in Austria for days. Many machines are buried under masses of white splendor. A video shows how a tourist tries to free his car with little effort.
Not only does Switzerland groan in the snow, even in Austria, a total of about 17,000 people are cut off from the outside world. Thus in the tourist resorts Ischgl, Sölden, Lech and Zürs.
Here a tourist had to deal with the masses of snow. Because his car was completely covered in snow. A video shows how he tries to free the car from the snow cover one meter high.
Good idea, sticky snow
His strategy: free the sides and the stern of the snow, drive backwards with momentum and hope that the remaining snow falls from the car. At least the plan. But when the car starts, nothing happens. The snow tower is attached to the car. This means that he had to keep shoveling.
Less have other snowy places in Austria. Only 3000 Rauris premises and 2000 guests have waited for the lifting of local checkpoints.
Meter of fresh snow awaits
Even the cities of Unken, Lofer, St. Martin and Weissbach near the German border are no longer accessible. The danger threatens to be trapped but not. They are all cared for and treated well, said Markus Kurcz, head of the country's operations.
By Monday evening, in many regions, more than a meter of snow is expected to fall. Due to the violent storm, great drifts can be expected. According to meteorologists, the situation will clearly be resolved again starting Tuesday. (JMH / SDA)