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Snow, wind and cold over Italy for 10 days


Winter has arrived in Italy bringing cold and bad weather from north to south, and conditions shouldn't improve until the end of the month (ANSA)

Winter has arrived in Italy bringing cold and bad weather from north to south, and conditions shouldn't improve until the end of the month.

In the lowlands between Lower Veneto, Tuscany and Emilia, a lot of snow is expected in the next few hours, as well as in the southern Apennines.

Still possible flakes in Sardinia, at low altitudes.

Among the whitewashed regions, the Marches could also be added over the weekend, at an altitude of 100 meters, Calabria, at 350 meters, and Sicily at low hill altitudes.

Not just snow, because in these last two regions there are also fears of storm gusts with peaks of 150 kilometers per hour.

The civil protection has also issued an orange alert on a large part of Campania due to hydrogeological risk.

Where, due to the bad weather that has hit the Benevento area in the last few hours,

a part of the cemetery of Sant'Agata dei Goti has collapsed


About twenty coffins and 80 urns ended up in a creek.

"That landslide wing insisted on a 'dry' stream which with the abundant rains of the last few hours has returned to fill up with water which probably caused the subsidence", commented the mayor of the town in the province of Benevento, Salvatore Riccio.

The families of the more than one hundred deceased who were buried in the collapsed block requested "urgent interventions" during the day to recover the bodies that ended up in the valley.

They also asked for the intervention of the judiciary to ascertain any responsibility of the administrators and technicians who, according to relatives, "would have been aware of the static conditions of the collapsed block".

For tomorrow, Friday 20 January, bad weather is expected in Campania again, which will bring wind, storms and snow, as well as cold and the risk of storm surges.

In Lazio, in Rome, a homeless person was found dead.

The third within a few days.

He too, a 67-year-old man, like the other two who died in recent days, may have died of hypothermia caused by the low temperatures recorded in the capital in the past few hours.

The body was found in the pine forest of Castel Fusano in Ostia, on the Roman coast.

For nine regions, including part of Campania, the civil protection has issued a yellow alert for hydrogeological risk for tomorrow.

The territories affected by the alert are a large part of Lazio, Puglia, Calabria, Sicily and the entire territory of Abruzzo, Molise, Basilicata and Sardinia.

The warning issued in Tuscany for snow and ice is also of the same colour.

This last region has already been hit by bad weather which has also caused the collapse of a wall in Florence on a busy road.

The street was closed to traffic.

Snow and hailstorms have whitened various regions from north to south. Between Incisa and Arezzo on the A1, 13 kilometers of queues have formed due to hail.

Traffic disruptions also in Oltrepò Pavese where about 35 centimeters of snow fell between Godiasco and Varzi.

Some cars along the Penice state road 461 went off-road without consequences for motorists.

Dense snowfalls also in Sardinia, where Barbagia woke up white.

The Costa Smeralda, on the other hand, was hit by a strong hailstorm.

Source: ansa

All life articles on 2023-01-19

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