The onset of winter also caused problems in Switzerland

Heavy snowfall on Saturday night also caused significant traffic problems in Switzerland. Rail traffic had to be stopped in Graubinden. At Zurich Airport, 22 departures and 21 arrivals were canceled due to snowfall on Saturday morning. Switzerland’s flights to Berlin and Munich, which were particularly affected by the snow, were cancelled. Flights to Brussels and London could not be operated either.

When asked, airport media spokesperson Elena Stern said the winter shuttle was busy clearing snow all night long. There were also delays as the planes had to be de-iced.

Weather service SRF Meteo reported on Saturday morning that 15 centimeters of fresh snow fell in Zurich-Kloten on Saturday night. The Snow and Avalanche Research Institute increased the risk of avalanches in some parts of Switzerland on Saturday. There is a high avalanche risk (level 4 out of 5) in Graubsunu and the southernmost part of the Valais. Large amounts of fresh snow and heavy snowpack accumulations above 2,200 meters were stated to be “prone to failure”.

Heavy snowfall disrupted the rhythm of the Räthische Bahn (RhB) on the rails. Some railway routes in the canton of Grisons were disrupted or only limitedly accessible on Saturday morning. Reserve carry was possible only to a very limited extent. The Arosa line from Chur to Arosa was cut and the power was cut off on the line. The section between Bergün and Samedan on the Albula line was interrupted. There were other restrictions in the Upper Engadine.

Train services abroad were also partially disrupted on Saturday morning. This is how rail traffic between Switzerland and Germany came to a halt: According to SBB, the Munich route was cut and traffic to Stuttgart was restricted. According to SBB’s announcement, from Zurich to St. The line going to Munich via Margrethen SG arrived in St. Petersburg on Saturday morning. There were no more trains leaving Margrethen.


Source: Vienna


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