2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
When driving into the mountains, drivers should have complete winter equipment including snow chains with them. 44 Alpine passes are currently closed-
Of the 200 or so mountain passes in the Alps, 44 are currently closed. That is 2 more than in the week before Christmas, reports the Auto Club Europa (ACE) in Stuttgart. The Grödnerjoch and Jaufenpass in Italy and the Lech-Warth pass in Austria have now also been closed. In contrast, the Lucanier Pass in Switzerland is open again.
Weather conditions can change constantly
Because the weather in the Alps can change constantly, the ACE advises you to find out about the current traffic situation before driving. In addition, you should always take snow chains with you in the mountains at the moment.
The Lukmanier Pass in Switzerland is open again during the day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The pass road to the Austrian ski area Lech-Warth as well as Grödnerjoch and Jaufenpass in Italy are closed again. Chains are compulsory in Austria on the B 197 federal road between the Arlberg Pass and St. Anton.
When traveling to South Tyrol and Switzerland, all motorists are advised to always carry snow chains with them, as many lanes are snow-covered and chains can be ordered at short notice. Current travel information is available on the Internet at (mid)