Due to fallen trees, numerous road closures were still in effect in the morning, for example on the B154, near the border between Salzburg and Upper Austria, or the A12 in the Innsbruck area. According to the ÖBB, train services will be restricted for a longer period of time. It is recommended to postpone non-urgent trips.

Vienna’s A21 outer ring motorway is open again

In response to a question from APA, ÖAMTC said there were countless closures across Austria due to storm damage as well as network requirements. However, the accident that occurred at night was within normal limits. There were many defects, and vehicles poorly equipped for the weather got stuck along the way. Vienna’s A21 outer ring motorway, which was closed for several hours in both directions on Saturday, has now reopened to traffic.

Despite calmer weather conditions in Bavaria, there were still no trains running at Munich Central Station on Sunday morning. It was not possible to get from Austria to the Bavarian capital by train. The Ennstal route near Schladming was also partially closed. Meanwhile, Munich Airport resumed scheduled flights at 6 a.m., the airport said on its website. However, air traffic restrictions “will continue to apply.”

No fresh snow yet

There will be no more fresh snow in most parts of Austria on Sunday, with only a few flakes expected to fall over the next few hours, especially in Lower Austria and Styria. But it will be very cold: meteorologists expect minus 15 degrees in some areas in the evening and night hours. It will still be cold on Monday and Tuesday. Black ice is expected and there is an increased risk of avalanches in areas of the ridge. (apa/sbi)

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