Flemish people snowed in Italy: “Avalanches block the roads” | outside

In the Italian municipality of Gressonai, residents and tourists are stuck due to heavy snowfall. A reader notified our editors via tip line 4040. It has been snowing heavily since yesterday evening and several access roads to the ski village have been closed due to an avalanche. Snow also continues to accumulate.

look. Belgian alpine climber Tom de Malche snows in Gressonay

Earlier in the day, an avalanche struck a tunnel in the village of Gaby, which serves as the access road to Gressonay. The roads leading to the village are therefore completely inaccessible. “An hour ago the avalanche reached the tunnel and half an hour ago the road itself. “There are no people involved,” Gabi Mayor Francisco Valerio said a few hours ago.

Snow falling in Gressonay © Peter de Malsch

“Yesterday we had some nice skiing, but the heavy snowfall started last night,” says Belgian alpine climber Tom De Malche stuck in Gressonay, and says the heavy snowfall was completely unexpected. “And when we woke up this morning, we couldn’t believe our eyes.” .

The situation is under control

Meanwhile, unrest continues in the Aosta Valley and snow continues to fall. The Mayor of Gressonay says this too. Confirming that the situation is under control. “The disturbance continues and is getting worse. The situation is under control and being monitored by the local avalanche committee. As a precautionary measure, we are evaluating whether to close parts of the regional road,” said Mattia Alliod, mayor of Gressoney.

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