Heavy snowfall brought chaos to Germany and Sweden on Friday, due to bad weather conditions the roads are blocked, trains stopped and schools closed.
The red Cross helped drivers who were stuck on the motorway in the South German state of Bavaria, and nine-year-old boy died due to falling of a tree, informs Rus.Media.
The Swiss hotel was damaged by the avalanche, a winter storm made roads impassable in Sweden and Norway.
Austrian rescuers freed from snow captivity snowboarder, 41-year-old pole went off track and got lost in the resort of Closalben.
On Friday in Austria, the snow ceased, after the previous day in some parts of the country fell more than three meters of snow. Over the past week seven people died, and from Saturday missing two tourists.
“Such quantity of snow that falls at 800 meters, only happens every 30 – 100 years”, – said Alexander Radler from the Austrian Central Institute of meteorology and geodynamics.
Austrian military helicopters attracted to the blowing snow from the tops of the trees to reduce the risk of falling trees on the highway and the railroad tracks.
In Sweden, a winter storm struck the Northern part of the country. In one of the districts recorded a wind speed of 49.7 meters per second.
In Northern Norway the driver of the truck was described Friday morning as he and other drivers were stuck on the mountain road from 17:00 on Thursday. Magnar Nalised reported that he was sleeping in his cab, while other drivers remained in their cars.
Weather conditions on Friday were particularly dangerous in Bavaria, where the local television said that the snowfalls paralyze public life.
The most affected of the railroad on the South and East of the state, and roads were blocked by falling trees.
Nine-year-old boy died near Munich, when a tree collapsed under the weight of snow. It was looking for 40 minutes and the ambulance service were unable to save his life.
Two sections of big the A8 motorway were closed in the Southeast, drivers were trapped near Rosenheim. To help drivers come to the Bavarian Red Cross.
Road near the Austrian border is also blocked and almost 200 military have helped hundreds of people find themselves trapped in snow.
Saturday is expected more snow, but today Munich was canceled about 90 flights.
In Switzerland, an avalanche damaged the hotel’s restaurant, injuring three people. Local reports suggest that the avalanche was 300m wide, descending from the slope Swalp.
Rescuers searched the area Friday in case someone outside the hotel was under an avalanche.
Cars were left buried in the snow, and even a bus was left partially trapped.
One guest at the restaurant said that at first he thought that snow falls from the roof.
“I heard a giant noise, and the back of the restaurant filled up with masses of snow,” he says.
Some hotel guests were evacuated to a safe area on Thursday evening, and the rest were moved on Friday, according to Swiss media.