BERLIN | High avalanche risk in Alps amid heavy snow; 1 dead

6Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

BERLIN —Jan 06, 2019—Authorities are warning of high risk of avalanches on the northern side of the Alps, after a female skier died in Bavaria.

German police said Sunday that the 20-year-old woman was buried in an avalanche Saturday on Mount Teisen, near the Austrian border. Her five companions were unharmed.

Heavy snowfall has blanketed parts of southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland in recent days.

Authorities have closed some roads and rail lines due to avalanche risk, while airports in the region have struggled to clear the large amount of fresh snow.

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