Bad weather: risk of avalanches, over 6,000 people isolated in the Aosta Valley. Alert between Liguria and Piedmont


Bad weather: risk of avalanches, over 6,000 people isolated in the Aosta Valley. Alert between Liguria and Piedmont

Over 6,000 people are isolated in two side valleys of the Aosta Valley due to the avalanche danger linked to the intense snowfall that began yesterday evening. Around 4,500 are found in the Lys valley, at the foot of Monte Rosa: here, due to an avalanche which fell today in Gaby at the entrance to a tunnel on the regional road, the municipalities further upstream, Gressoney-La-Trinité and Gressoney-Saint-Jean, as well as a village of Gaby. In the Gran Paradiso area, Cogne has been isolated since late morning due to the precautionary closure of the regional road: almost 2,000 people stranded. Decisions on reopening tomorrow.

Bad weather continues to rage between Liguria and Piedmont, with snowfall recorded in the Vercelli area, in particular in Alagna Valsesia, at the foot of the southern slope of Monte Rosa. In the province of Vercelli, Provincial Road 124 from the Ferrate hamlet to Carcoforo is closed due to the danger of avalanches. A large landslide has hit a provincial road in the Parma area. Liguria is considering a request for an extension of the state of emergency. Wind exceeds 110 km/h, strong storms expected.

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The Arpa Piemonte bulletin has placed an orange alert for avalanche and hydrogeological risk in the North Western mountains, in the Sesia, Cervo, Chiusella, Orco, Lanzo, Susa, Sangone, Chisone, Pellice and Po valleys. The alert is instead yellow for the rest of Piedmont except for the Scrivia Valley, where it is green. The president of the Piedmont Region Alberto Cirio and the councilor for civil protection Marco Gabusi are following the updates on the bad weather in connection with the regional operations room active from this morning at 8 am and until the situation ends.

To know more ANSA Agency Rain all week, snow and lower temperatures – News – It's a week of rain, the one that's about to begin: the disturbance that has just arrived will be followed on Tuesday by another that will bring bad weather across the whole of Italy. Italy, snow and lower temperatures, but in line with those typical of this time of year. (HANDLE)

“We are attentive and present within the Civil Protection centres, with the Prefectures and the mayors to guarantee the maximum level of safety for Piedmont – declare President Cirio and Councilor Gabusi – We reiterate the invitation to citizens to be cautious and avoid travel unless strictly necessary, especially in mountainous areas due to the risk of avalanches”. Widespread moderate or heavy rainfall is expected until dawn tomorrow, locally very heavy in the north-western sector. The snow level is around 800-1000 meters in the Cuneo area and 1000-1300 meters in the other mountain sectors. An improvement in the weather is expected from tomorrow morning. The roads of Alta Val Formazza and Val Chiusella and the Moncenisio state road, as well as some sections between Alessandria and Casalcermelli and in Ovada, are on a precautionary basis due to the risk of avalanches. The SP299 of Valsesia near Piode was also closed due to the fall of a rock.

To know more ANSA Agency Avalanche on a tunnel, the upper Gressoney valley isolated – News – The disturbance continues in the Aosta Valley and the snow continues to accumulate. An avalanche fell on regional road 44 in the Lys valley, in the municipality of Gaby (Aosta), also obstructing the entrance to a tunnel. (HANDLE)

The bad weather warning eases in Emilia Romagna

The bad weather warning in Emilia-Romagna narrows and weakens starting from midnight.

For tomorrow, according to the latest ARPAE bulletin, the disturbance will move eastwards and residual, weak precipitation may occur across the entire region by late evening. An orange criticality remains in the central-western plain due to the slow exhaustion of the floods and possible increases in water levels in the Apennines. The Po was also particularly observed as the flood flowed into the Ferrara plain. Also be careful of possible landslides in the central-western Apennines.

Meanwhile in the province of Modena the bridges over the Secchia reopen. In particular, the Concordia bridge on provincial road 8 has been reopened, as has the Motta a Cavezzo bridge on provincial road 468. Currently, all the bridges on the provincial road network are therefore open, even if monitoring of the embankments by technicians continues and volunteers of the Civil Protection and that of the provincial road network by the staff of the Province of Modena.

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