According to them, the hardest hit of the Balkan states, where the snow was more than 30 hours. Brunt of the disaster led to skidding on the road, open-circuit and power outages residents of some areas. About a thousand rescuers involved in the evacuation and locked in cars and trucks.
Complicated situation and air communication. Difficult work of airports in Amsterdam, Frankfurt-am-Main and Düsseldorf, canceled dozens of flights.
On German roads for the day occurred about 1,000 car accidents. For security purposes, the railroad stopped high-speed trains on a number of routes in France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
In the mountains of Switzerland avalanche went straight to the camp, where there were eleven tourists. Most were able to get out of the snow captivity itself. One man – a citizen of Sweden – was injured and was taken to the hospital.