The storm has left some towns incommunicado and without electricity. In addition, numerous flights and railway routes have been cancelled. Emergency services ask people to be cautious when leaving home. In certain areas more than 50 centimeters of snow have accumulated.
He storm that is affecting a good part of the Old Continent It has left some populations incommunicado and without electricity. Furthermore, they have canceled numerous flights and railway routes. Emergency services ask people to be cautious when leaving home. In certain areas more than 50 centimeters of snow. The most affected countries are Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom.
Munich airport suspends air traffic until tomorrow due to heavy snowfall
Air traffic has been suspended at Munich airport until Sunday at 06:00 local time (04:00 GMT), due to the heavy snowfall, which have also affected rail transport in southern Germany.
Due to heavy snowfall that continue to fall, there will probably be no air traffic until 6:00 on December 3,” the Bavarian capital airport reports on its website. It adds that “Passengers are strongly advised not to go to the airport today and check the status of your flight with your airline before going to the airport tomorrow.
Until that moment, around 320 of the 760 flights scheduled for today had already been cancelled, after some 160 operations had to be canceled last night. Meanwhile, the company railways Germans Deutsche Bahn (DB) reported that due to the “arrival of winter in southern Germany there will be restrictions on transportation railway on December 2 and 3.” In a statement, DB recommends customers postpone your tripif possible for a date from Monday onwards, since the reservation on trains with circulation scheduled for Sunday is already very high.
Also Public transport has stopped running in Munich because the snowplows are not enough to remove the fresh snow. The heavy snowfalls have also forced postpone the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Union Berlin which was to be held at 3:30 p.m. local time (1:30 p.m. GMT) at the Allianz Arena, the Bavarian club reported in a statement.
Glasgow Airport temporarily suspends all flights due to snow
Glasgow airport (Scotland) announced this Saturday the temporary suspension of all flights because of the heavy snow. The Scottish airfield indicated that teams have been deployed since last night in order to ensure that operations resume “as soon as possible.”
In a message posted on the X platform (formerly Twitter), the airport indicated that “flight operations are currently suspended due to snow heavier than anticipated.”“Winter crews have been working through the night and We hope to resume operations as soon as possible“he added. The airport has advised travelers to check the status of their flights to get new updates.
The tsTemperatures in the UK have fallen to minus 10 degrees in some areas last night and some weather alerts are currently in place for the north coast and south-west of Scotland, as well as the south-west and east of England. Meteorologists warn that Snow could affect roads and railways.
Traffic and rail service cuts in Austria due to heavy snowfall
The heavy snowfall that fell in recent hours in Austria has caused this Saturday numerous interruptions in road trafficin connections railways and they have left without electricity tens of populations.
The most affected regions are the Alpine states of Vorarlberg and Tyrol in the western part of the country, as well as Upper and Lower Austria in the east. Firefighters and roadside assistance services point out that many roads and highway sections were barely passablewith frequent traffic jams and accidentswhich forced temporary closures.
In Upper Austria, the fire brigade even asked citizens avoid unnecessary road trips due to the heavy snowfall and the danger of driving in such adverse conditions. In that region, bordering Vienna, thousands of firefighters are working to attend to all the calls of emergency and authorities reported that some 26,000 homes were without electricity.
In Tyrol, there were interruptions in the railway service and in the electricity supply in around twenty towns. In the alpine regions the fall of more than 50 centimeters of snow It also increases the danger of avalanches. He Innsbruck airportthe capital of Tyrol, has been affected by snowfall and has had to cancel numerous flights Due to bad weather. According to the Austrian press, so far only one flight to Frankfurt (Germany) has been able to take off from that airport so far.
In Vorarlberg a Landslide left almost a hundred people trapped throughout the night in a nightclub in the town of Dornbirn. Firefighters managed to rescue them today at 9:30 local time. In the capital of Austria, OneAlthough the snowfall was also intense, the traffic cuts have been minor, although drivers were recommended to inform themselves about road conditions before leaving home.