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Avalanche, storm warnings in Alps on high as heavy snowfall looms

Avalanche, storm warnings in Alps on high as heavy snowfall looms

After stormy winds brought snowdrifts to parts of Austria overnight, alpine avalanche risk monitors issued fresh warnings on Saturday.

Death toll up to 7 after Swiss Alps storm: police

Death toll up to 7 after Swiss Alps storm: police

A fifth person has died after a group of 14 skiers were caught up in a storm, police said Tuesday, after the bodies of two climbers were also found elsewhere in the Swiss Alps.

Footage shows 6-metre snow tunnel on road in French Alps

Footage shows 6-metre snow tunnel on road in French Alps

Avalanches and record snow fall in the French Alps have buried some roads, leading to the creation of treacherous ice tunnels which drivers have to navigate on their way up or down the mountains.

Fatal crash closes Swiss Gotthard road tunnel for hours

Fatal crash closes Swiss Gotthard road tunnel for hours

The Gotthard road tunnel under the Alps in Switzerland was closed for hours on Wednesday after a truck and a passenger car collided, killing two people and damaging the key transit route, police said.

Swiss find dead pilot from crashed air force jet

Swiss find dead pilot from crashed air force jet

Search parties have found the body of a Swiss air force fighter pilot whose jet crashed in the Alps on Monday during a training exercise, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.

Swiss declare Alps tamed as Gotthard rail tunnel opens

Swiss declare Alps tamed as Gotthard rail tunnel opens

Switzerland yesterday opened the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel through the heart of the Alps