Snowfall in Switzerland, 4 April 2019

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Heavy snowfall took place in Switzerland and the Alpine regions of France and Italy. The most serious problems due to the snow, originated in Switzerland, where winter has returned on the evening of 3 April. In some mountainous areas has dropped to 70 cm of snow. The country has disrupted rail, air and road links. Due to the high snow on the highways had traffic jams. In the mountains at an altitude of over 2 km declared high avalanche danger, according to Stormnews with reference to the TV channel RTS.

However, this snow will not be enough to compensate for the shortage of water resources, which appeared in recent months, says MeteoSwiss.

Today in Switzerland: More #SnowJo than #MoJo … The wind is too strong even for my special storm mic windshield…

— Marcel Anderwert (@marcelanderwert) 4 APR 2019

Schwierige Strassenverhältnisse Teils, insbesondere in der #Zentralschweiz bis in Lagen sowie tiefe auf der Alpensüdseite, oberhalb 800 m. Strassenzustandsprognose // #MeteoSchweiz Video: Christian Hunkeler – Schneeräumung auf der A4 bei Schwyz heute Mittag.

— MeteoSchweiz (@meteoschweiz) 4 APR 2019

Starkschneefall in #Göschenen 1100 m #Uri – Unser Augenzeuge vor Ort, Christian Hunkeler, sendete uns diese Bilder mit rund 70 cm #Schnee um 09.30 Uhr #MeteoSchweiz

— MeteoSchweiz (@meteoschweiz) 4 APR 2019

Starkschneefall Göschenen from MeteoSchweiz Blog APZ on Vimeo.

In some mountainous regions of France fell to 80 cm of snow. According to the energy company Enedis, from-for falling of trees on power lines on the afternoon of 4 April, without light remained 50 million homes in the departments of Haute-Savoie (35 million homes), isère (9 million homes) and Savoy (6 million homes), reports Europe 1.

Ce matin sur la station d’isola 2000 relevons nous pas moins de 65 cm de neige fraîche. Vont perdre Les précipitations en intensité au cours de la matinée avant de cesser totalement en fin d après midi. L’hiver est bel et bien de retour sur @lesstationsnca.

? : @Isola2000_06

— Météo Mercantour (@MeteoMercantour) 4 APR 2019

[Live] Retour de la neige en montagne cette nuit, avec 40cm de neige fraîchement tombés à l’@alpedhuez ! ☃ it’s amazing ❄ app

— Alpe d’huez ❄ it’s amazing ☀ fun and challenging⛷ (@alpedhuez) 4 APR 2019

In Italy heavy snowfall took place in the administrative regions of Lombardy and Piedmont. In some areas piled up to 1 meter of snow.