Avalanches

January 29, 2019 - 10:03 am
PARIS (AP) — An avalanche in the French Alps killed two people Tuesday near the Deux-Alpes ski resort, French officials said. The avalanche struck late in the morning on an off-piste sector near the small town of Saint-Christophe-en-Oisans, authorities said. The area was under a moderate avalanche...
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A snow plough clears a street to Balderschwang which is closed to the public due to the risk of avalanches in Obermaiselstein, southern Germany, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Benjamin Liss/dpa via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 1:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Bad weather continued to afflict parts of Europe on Tuesday with avalanches in Austria striking buildings and roads but resulting in no injuries. An overnight avalanche in Ramsau, central Austria, slammed a hotel. All 60 visitors and staff, most of whom were from a Danish ski club,...
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Due to the danger of an avalanche a mountain pass road is closed in Obermaiselstein, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 12:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Officials say a large avalanche has slammed into a hotel in southern Germany, damaging the building but causing no injuries. A spokeswoman for Oberallgaeu regional authorities said the hotel's 100 guests were evacuated to other dwellings in the village of Balderschwang. Brigitte...
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Due to the danger of an avalanche a mountain pass road is closed in Obermaiselstein, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 4:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — Three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in Austria and a fourth is missing, police said Sunday as snowfall set in again in the northern Alps. The bodies of the men, aged 57, 36 and 32, were recovered Saturday evening near the ski resort of Lech, a few hours after the wife...
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A track vehicle of the German army provides food to a village near Berchtesgaden, southern Germany, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 after southern Germany and Austria have been hit by heavy snowfall. (Bernd Maerz/dpa via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 8:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to persist. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe, even in Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago. Austrian police said that a 16-year-old...
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A digger removes shnow in the city center of Miesbach, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Due to heavy snow fall the Miesbach county announced a disater alert. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 3:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities are issuing the highest avalanche warning possible for several regions, while more than 350 residents in Bavaria were snowed in and a teacher was killed while skiing in the Alps. At least 14 weather-related deaths have been reported in Europe over the last week...
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A passenger train crosses the Cuha Valley in the heavy snowfall near Vinye, some 140 km west of Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 11:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight cancellations and increasing the risks of more deadly avalanches. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents...
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In this photo provided by Blake Kessler, Wesley Kepke skis in Alpine Meadows, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. A winter storm swept through parts of California, Nevada and Utah, bringing heavy snow to some communities. (Blake Kessler via AP)
January 06, 2019 - 9:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful winter storm unleashed mudslides in Southern California wildfire burn areas and trapped motorists on a major highway, and the northern part of the state braced for more wet weather Sunday. Saturday's deluge loosened hillsides where a major blaze burned last year in and...
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An aircraft is de-iced at the airport of Munich, Germany, Sunday, Jan.6,2019. (Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)
January 06, 2019 - 5:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities warned Sunday of a high risk of avalanches on the northern side of the Alps, after heavy snowfall in recent days created dangerous conditions in parts of southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A 20-year-old skier died in an avalanche Saturday on Mount Teisen, near the...
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January 03, 2019 - 3:03 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials say four people from Sweden and Finland are missing after an avalanche in northern Norway but strong winds, heavy snowfall and poor visibility are hampering rescue efforts. A woman from Sweden and three men from Finland were last heard from on...
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