Status: 02.12.2023, 11:58 a.m.
By: Andreas Knobloch
Bavaria is haunted by winter chaos. December 2023 starts with unbelievable masses of snow. Even the power supply was affected.
Munich - The 1st of December is on the calendar page, now the Christmas season really starts with snow. The romantic thought of many vanished when they were on their doorstep that Friday evening and even more so when they opened their eyes on Saturday, December 2nd. Snow as far as the eye can see, in such quantities that even shoveling was no longer possible. The state capital of Munich is sinking into chaos, the infrastructure is at its limit, and there are power outages in Bavaria.
Nothing drives or flies anymore: now the power goes out in parts of Bavaria because of the snow
No S-Bahn, no tram, no bus, even subway lines are affected in Munich. At Munich Airport, all flights have been cancelled for the time being, the weather service warns to stay at home, even Christmas markets are not taking place - and the football match between FC Bayern Munich and Union Berlin at the Allianz Arena has also been cancelled. Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann also wanted to travel to Hamburg for the European Championship draw. A pure winter chaos at the start of the first Advent weekend. In many households, the first candle was lit before the official start on Sunday. Because the power went out.
"The intense snowfall since the night of Saturday, 2 December, has led to extensive power outages in parts of Bavaria. Due to the snow loads, many trees have fallen into overhead lines. This has caused considerable damage to the infrastructure. In some cases, it may be that damaged pipes have ruptured and are lying on the ground. Bayernwerk urgently warns against approaching damaged or grounded pipes," reports Bayernwerk AG in a press release.
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The company's response teams were on duty during the night to get the power running again. Areas across the Free State were affected:
Across Bavaria, households are struggling with power outages due to the masses of snow. © imago / Screenshot Google Maps
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As Bayernwerk AG further reports, "many thousands of households are experiencing power outages." However, the citizens will have to be patient here. "The resupply is taking longer due to the adverse local conditions, but is still making good progress. Due to the persistent snowfall according to weather forecasts, it can be assumed that there will be further power outages. Bayernwerk's service and control center teams are prepared for this and are working continuously and routinely on resupply," says the company. (ank)