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Heavy snow hits Austria, shuts down key rail line

 Cars make their way on a snowy street  near Fiss in Tyrol, eastern Austria, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Heavy snowfalls captured Austria and southern Germa...
 A Jesus statue photographed under a snowy roof in Fiss, eastern Austria, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Heavy snowfalls captured Austria and southern Germany ...
 Snow ploughs try  to clear the streets in Fiss, eastern Austria, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Heavy snowfalls captured Austria and southern Germany and caus...
 cars queue on a snowy street near Fiss  in Tyrol, eastern Austria, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Heavy snowfalls captured Austria and southern Germany and ca...
 Cars getting out of a tunnel  on a snowy street near Fiss s in Tyrol, eastern Austria, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Heavy snowfalls captured Austria and sou...

Austria Weather

Cars make their way on a snowy street near Fiss in Tyrol, eastern Austria, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Heavy snowfalls captured Austria and southern Germa...

Austria Weather

A Jesus statue photographed under a snowy roof in Fiss, eastern Austria, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Heavy snowfalls captured Austria and southern Germany ...

Austria Weather

Snow ploughs try to clear the streets in Fiss, eastern Austria, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Heavy snowfalls captured Austria and southern Germany and caus...

Austria Weather

cars queue on a snowy street near Fiss in Tyrol, eastern Austria, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Heavy snowfalls captured Austria and southern Germany and ca...

Austria Weather

Cars getting out of a tunnel on a snowy street near Fiss s in Tyrol, eastern Austria, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Heavy snowfalls captured Austria and sou...

A major east-west railway route in Austria has been shut down following heavy snow in Tyrol, a popular Alpine skiing region.
Railway operator OeBB said the line between Oetztal and Bludenz _ part of a route that connects Vienna and Innsbruck with Austria's western tip and Switzerland _ was expected to remain closed until Sunday afternoon.
Two other rail lines connecting Tyrol province with southern Germany also were shut down. Overhead wires have been damaged by falling trees.
Heavy snow has blanketed Tyrol over recent days, leading to several road closures and an elevated risk of avalanches.


Updated : 2021-05-17 06:38 GMT+08:00