Storms wreak havoc in Swiss tourist regions

Heavy thunderstorms have caused havoc in many tourist regions in the Swiss Alps. Torrential rain flooded several roads and washed away a bridge, disrupting traffic.

This content was published on July 25, 2000 - 18:20

Police in canton Graubünden temporarily closed off a bye-road around the mountain resort of Davos following Monday's storms.

In canton Valais, an access road to the resort of Zermatt and another one in a nearby valley were closed for several hours. A stream broke its banks sweeping away a bridge.

One of the areas worst hit by bad weather was Ticino. A camp site, numerous roads and basements of buildings were flooded.

Mudslides and trees disrupted traffic. And emergency services had to evacuate guests from a hotel in a town near Lugano.

No casualties have been reported.

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