Thursday, 18. December 2014
12. 02. 13. - 15:00
A train derailed in the train station of "Nötsch", Carinthia this morning (Tues). This was presumably due to heavy snowfall. Nobody was injured. There was another accident on the A2 motorway near Krumpendorf, in which four people were harmed.
Christoph Posch, a spokesman of the Austrian Railway Company ÖBB said that the regional train from Villach arrived at the train station at 5.45 a.m. and went off the rails. The accident was probably caused by heavy snowfall. Within a couple of hours 50 centimetres of snow were measured in the area of the train station.
Mr Posch said that nobody was injured and passengers were immediately evacuated. A replacement bus service was installed between "Nötsch" and "Arnoldstein".
The cause of the accident is now evaluated by an expert commission. It is presumed that heavy snowfall caused a breakdown of a point on the track. The route "Gailtal" will probably be closed until this evening.
There were also traffic obstructions on the A2 motorway this morning. Between Pörtschach-West and Pörtschach-East five cars, going in the direction of Klagenfurt, crashed into each other. The cars were presumably skidding on the road, which was covered in snow. First details reveal that four people were injured and transported to hospitals in the area.
Snow clearing on Austria’s roads is in progress at the moment. Many roads are, however, still covered in snow.
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