A large avalanche hit a hotel in southern Germany, damaged the building but did not cause any injuries, although today the police warned that further rain and snow forecasts could cause dangerous flooding this week.
A spokeswoman for the regional authorities in Oberallgaeu said that the 100 guests staying at Hotel Hubertus were evacuated to other homes.
The wall of snow would damage & # 39; huge; have caused at least four buildings in Balderschwang, near the Austrian border.
Resident Brigitte Kloepf said that about 1,100 people can not leave the village because of avalanche risk on roads after days of heavy snowfall.
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An avalanche was thrown into a hotel in Balderschwang, with enormous damage to the building
All 100 guests in the hotel have been safely evacuated, but 1,100 people are stuck in the village, because the surrounding roads are at risk of avalanches.
The Alpine region is even more at risk of avalanches because more snow is expected this week
Authorities in parts of Austria, Germany and Switzerland have warned that further snow and rainfall increases the risk of avalanches and increases the weight on snow-laden roofs.
Meteorologists have described the avalanche cases in the Alps as critical, because the area enters a second week of disruption with several schools closed and residents can not get to work.
It is the worst snowfall in Europe for at least 30 years and last night there was a state of emergency over parts of the continent. More than 3 meters of snow fell over the weekend in some parts of the Alps, with a further 60 cm forecast for today.
In the meantime, the death toll has risen to at least 26 by avalanches or weather-induced accidents in Central Europe.
A snowplow removes snow at the entrance to the Riedberg Pass in the direction of Balderschwang in Obermaiselstein, Germany, January 14, 2019
Two workers in a ski resort in the French Alps were killed yesterday when the avalanche checks they tried to settle went off accidentally.
The pair of French workers carried out a controlled explosion when the accident occurred in the Morillon ski area. Mountain recovery experts said they had worked on an avalanche prevention program.
Three German skiers were also murdered during the weekend when an avalanche hit the seaside resort of Lech in the Tyrol region of Austria.
According to the media, an avalanche reports a hotel in Balderschwang and the village has also been cut off since January 13 noon
A sign & # 39; closed due to avalanche danger & # 39; can be seen at the entrance area to the Riedberg Pass in the direction of Balderschwang in Obermaiselstein, Germany, January 14, 2019
A man clears snow from a roof in Lofer in the province of Salzburg, Austria, January 14, 2019. Because of the avalanche danger, the cities of Lofer, Unken, St. Martin were insulated during the previous day and can not be reached by car
In the past few days, countries in the Alps have been given heavy snowfall with weather forecasters who warn that conditions can cause blocked roads and increase the avalanche danger in many parts of the affected areas
The bodies of the 32, 36 and 56-year-old men were found Saturday. They were skiing with a 28-year-old companion who is still missing, but the search had to be postponed yesterday due to bad weather.
The group of four was near Lech am Arlberg using touring skis, which enable skiers to climb and ski down slopes and off-piste.
After several days of heavy snowfall, the army broke in to secure roads and buildings and to help with a number of evacuations.
The snow paralyzed much of Europe, cut down mountain villages and caused avalanches. 10 foot of snow was reported in parts of Austria.
Other fatalities are people who are involved in road accidents or are hit by falling trees.
A road in the Black Forest is closed due to snow in Seebach, southern Germany, Monday, January 14, 2019
Heavy snow paralyzed a large part of Europe for yet another day, cutting off mountain villages and causing avalanches
Automobiles from the Bavarian mountain rescue find their way to the entrance of the Riedberg Pass in the direction of Balderschwang in Obermaiselstein, Germany, January 14, 2019
Last week, the British holidaymaker Jeff Martin, 65, crashed into a ski lift after a heart attack and then fell from a height of 32ft. Emergency services tried to resuscitate him for 30 minutes in vain.
Mr. Martin, an experienced sailor who lived in Falmouth and performed at the London Olympics in 2012, was on holiday in the ski resort of Méribel.
British skiers were faced with thousands of long delays on their airport transfers to and from resorts in Austria due to road conditions, but sources from the travel industry said they had not snowed or reported reports of Britons.
Last week in Switzerland, a 1000-foot wide avalanche plowed through the front of a hotel while diners were eating. Three people were injured but miraculously there were no deaths.