Massive Landslide Blocks Major Austrian Roadway

May 15, 2013

A massive landslide has buried a section of the main road connecting much of Austria’s Tyrol province with the city of Salzburg to the east, and emergency crews fear a car may be trapped under the rubble.

They say tons of soil and rock apparently loosened by melting snow rolled onto the two-lane roadway early Tuesday.

Police say a car from the capital, Vienna, was in the area at the time and was possibly buried by the slide.

Emergency team head Andreas Koell says search dogs are ready to look for possible victims as soon as geologists surveying the site from the air say it is safe to do so.

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