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Snow chaos in the district of Landsberg

2023-12-04T08:46:16.884Z

Highlights: Snow chaos in the district of Landsberg. Train and bus services were cancelled completely. It was not until Monday that individual lines resumed service. A tree blocked the Landsberg-Kaufering line. Trains were also at a standstill on the train line at Lake Ammersee because a tree had fallen on the line between Utting and Dießen. Two trains stranded in Geltendorf at around four o'clock on Saturday night. Some trees fell on power poles, which led to power outages in some cases.



Status: 04.12.2023, 09:36 a.m.

By: Susanne Greiner

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The Kaufering fire brigade during an operation due to fallen trees. © FFW Kaufering

District - "More than 40 missions in the Dießen local area since Friday night," reports the Dießen fire brigade on Saturday morning on Facebook. "14 missions in 24 hours – fire brigade in continuous operation," informs the Kaufering fire brigade in a press release. "Being ready for action 24/7 sometimes means being on duty 24 hours a day," reports the Landsberg fire department. From Friday evening until well into Saturday evening, the fire brigade and police were busy dealing with the consequences of the massive snowfall.

Rooms buckled under the weight of the snow, falling onto roofs, roads, cars and tracks. Train and bus services were cancelled completely. It was not until Monday that individual lines resumed service. A tree blocked the Landsberg-Kaufering line. Trains were also at a standstill on the train line at Lake Ammersee because a tree had fallen on the line between Utting and Dießen.

Two trains stranded in Geltendorf at around four o'clock on Saturday night. The passengers of a Eurocity Express and an S-Bahn had to wait for hours. Emergency services on the train took care of the passengers, who were not able to leave the train until around 11 a.m. In the past, this was not possible. Subsequently, the people in the Abbey of St. Ottilien were cared for by employees of the Bavarian Red Cross from Landsberg, Starnberg and the Malteser Relief Service. "170 people were cared for by the emergency services," said Sohrab Taheri, spokesman for the Bavarian Red Cross. In total, the BRB reported six trains that came to a standstill due to fallen trees. Rail replacement or regular traffic was still rare on Monday.

Several roads also had to be closed: Because numerous trees had fallen in Westerholz, but it was still dangerous for the Kaufering fire brigade, the route between Kaufering and Scheuring was closed.

Some trees fell on power poles, which led to power outages in some cases. For example, a tree in Pitzling tore the power line in two. According to BR 24, a power outage in the Landsberg area in Upper Bavaria also affected the radio traffic of the aid organizations. However, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief was able to solve the problem with an emergency power supply.

Particularly dramatic was an operation by the Landsberg fire brigade on Saturday evening around 19 p.m. on the main square: There, a roof avalanche had broken loose from the roof of the H&M. Initially, there was still the suspicion that a person had been buried under the masses of snow – which fortunately turned out to be wrong. Numerous rescue teams were on duty, restoring the masses of snow and cordoning off some areas or even the entire Salzgasse due to the danger of further roof avalanches. Visitors to the Christmas market were asked to leave the market. On Sunday, drones were also used to check the 'roof situation'. The closures also meant that individual stalls on the main square and Georg-Hellmair-Platz could not open on Sunday.

The Dießen police reported numerous accidents on Saturday, but no one was injured. The property damage, on the other hand, is in the high four-digit range. The Kaufering fire brigade also has no injuries to report. The Landsberg police reported an accident on Saturday afternoon, in which an Audi with summer tires rammed a car sideways.

Going into the forest remains dangerous. Only when the snow has melted should you dare to go for walks in the woods again.

Source: merkur

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