Heavy snow­fall looms over Alps

Oman Daily Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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