Heavy snowfall looms over Alps
VIENNA: After stormy winds brought snowdrifts to parts of Austria earlier, alpine avalanche risk monitors issued fresh warnings on Saturday.
Heavy snow looks likely once again on Saturday and Sunday in the Alps, ending the brief respite provided by a Friday with relatively little snowfall.
As a result, snow on meadow slopes and in forests could suddenly start to slide even below an altitude of 2,000 metres above sea level.
Avalanches could break loose on steep rocky terrain, the avalanche warning service for the state of Styria in south-east Austria reported.