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Austria: Avalanche warnings in mountainous regions

Avalanche warnings active in mountainous regions of Austria January 22; avalanches and associated transportation disruptions possible in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/29/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Vienna). COUNTRY/REGION Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Salzburg, Carinthia, Styria, Lower Austria

Event

Avalanche warnings are in effect in several mountainous regions of Austria as of Monday, January 22, following heavy snowfall in the region in recent days. Among the states most affected by the avalanche warnings are Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Salzburg, Carinthia, Styria, and Lower Austria; warnings in several areas (particularly in Tyrol state) are at Level 5 (highest risk), according to local affiliates of the European Avalanche Warning Services (EAWS).

Avalanches and consequent transportation disruptions are possible in the affected areas in the coming days; weather conditions are generally expected to improve across several of the affected Austrian states beginning on Tuesday, January 23.

Advice

Individuals present in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports and updates from the European Avalanche Warning Services (EAWS), confirm travel reservations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation or shelter-in-place orders).