About 600 people were evacuated Sunday from a ski resort Bareges (Bareges) south-west of France due to the threat of an avalanche, reports AFP citing local authorities.
The population of one of the oldest ski resorts in Europe Barèges (Hautes-Pyrenees department) is about 230 people, but in the tourist season there may be more than two thousand varieties of winter sports, the agency said.
Weather Service warned of descent from the mountains avalanches due to heavy snowfall in the region. Once in a nearby village as a result of an avalanche was damaged about a dozen vehicles, police, military and firefighters organized in Barèges bypass houses, calling people out of the dangerous place. Also, authorities have allocated buses for those who have no opportunity to use private transport.
Local government officials said the evacuation of about 600 people — most of them tourists, was successful. "The threat of avalanches will remain for a few days," — he said. On Monday it will be decided if people can return to their homes.
Citing the service of security assessment in mountain regions, according to the last time so much snow in this area falls in the late 19th century.