Police in Switzerland are warning hikers about the possibility of avalanche in the mountains of Valais canton. On a scale from one to five, heavy snowfall has put the risk at a three — considerable.
Two hikers were rescued after they were caught in the path of a minor avalanche, according to a BBC report on Sunday.
The hikers were found in the Col de Fenestral area — which is located near the southern French border — and have been hospitalized, but they’re not seriously hurt, authorities said.
Rescue services are warning skiers to stay on marked slopes only.
In January, the avalanche warning reached level five in a wide swathe across Switzerland, including Valais canton.
Thousands of people were stranded in Zermatt, one of the country’s most popular resorts.
Skis slopes, trains and roads were closed, and some tourists opted to be airlifted out by helicopters.
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