There appears to be no end in sight for the record snowfall in Austria and Germany. At least seven people have died, and authorities warn of the risk of avalanches in the Alps. Some desperate communities have even declared a state of emergency.
Parts of Austria and Germany have received new avalanche warnings as heavy snowfall looks set to return. In Bavaria in southern Germany, thousands were working to clear snow from rooftops at risk of collapsing.
Two German skiers have been killed by avalanches in western Austria. Thousands of winter tourists remain trapped in major resorts in the Austrian Alps due to heavy snowfall.
Austria has issued its highest warning for avalanches while food had to be trucked into an Alpine village in Bavaria for residents stuck in their homes. At least 14 people have died, and more snow is forecast.
Swiss police say four German ski trekkers have been found dead after an avalanche in the Bernese Alps. Nearly 20 people have been killed by Swiss avalanches this winter.
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