Marktschellenberg / Bavaria: report on avalanche rescue alarmed rescue workers

After an avalanche loss in Berchtesgadener Land there was a short lack of clarity. Numerous rescue workers were on the site.

Update 14.1 hours: The headquarters of police Oberbayern Süd reports"At 11.15 am a road user informed the police that an avalanche was engulfing part of the old Berchtesgadener road in the municipality of Marktschellenberg, since it was not possible to exclude at the beginning whether people or vehicles were in the avalanche. from the fire brigade, the rescue service in mountain areas and the technical assistance organization warned alongside the police.

After the avalanche was searched with two avalanche search dogs and they did not indicate any persons, they could be given the first careful all-clear. For wheel loaders, the road was cleared from the snow masses, which stacked up to a height of five meters at a width of about 30 meters. Even during road clearance, no people or vehicles were detected in the avalanche, even buildings were not affected.

The road has since been cleared of snow, but was closed by the avalanche committee because of the constant threat of further avalanches for traffic. "

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Marktschellenberg – On Wednesday at 11.15 am the police were informed of an avalanche in the municipality of Marktschellenberg (LK Berchtesgadener Land). Parts of the old Berchtesgadener Straße are spilled by the avalanche.

Whether people or vehicles are affected is still unclear. Rescue workers are informed and on site. Because of the avalanche, the departure is for traffic obstructions in this area. According to the police, the snow on the road is five meters high and 30 meters wide.

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