Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Over 1,000 British skiers trapped in the Alps after 18ft snowfall

[ via Mail Online ] 11 Jan

More than 1,000 British holidaymakers are trapped in the Alps after heavy snowfalls severed road, rail and air links. As much as 18ft of snow has fallen in Austria the past few days with falling trees and rocks blocking many routes.

Some 1,000 British skiers are stuck in the Austrian town of Ischgl alone, with more trapped in the resorts of Galtur, St Anton and Arlberg – which have seen as much as 10ft of snow in the past 48 hours.

Authorities in the region raised avalanche warning to stage three, or ‘considerable risk’ and there is a risk of falling trees and rocks, that may block routes. The holidaymakers have also been advised to stay indoors.

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