Alps Amazed by Ancient snowfall, Swiss City sees new Album

BERLIN — Components of Switzerland, Austria, and Germany were amazed by unseasonably early snowfall immediately, following a sharp drop in temperatures and heavy precipitation.

The Swiss meteorological bureau said Saturday the city of Montana, at the southern canton (state) of Valais, seasoned 25 centimeters (nearly 10 inches) of snowfall — a new record for the season.

Police were out in force across mountainous areas at both Alpine countries to clear roads blocked by ice and snow.

In parts of Austria, snowfall was recorded as low as 550 meters (1,805 ft ) above sea level.