The Alps surprised by the first snowfall, the Swiss city sets a new record

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Parts of Switzerland, Austria and Germany were surprised by unusually early snowfall overnight, after a sharp drop in temperatures and heavy rainfall.

The Swiss meteorological agency said on Saturday that the town of Montana in the southern canton of Valais saw nearly 10 inches of snow – a new record for this time of year.

WINTER SEEMS “COLD AND SNOW” WITH SOME “CRAZY BETWEEN COMPANIES”, ALMANAC COMPLAINTS “FARMERS”

A car passes through heavy snowfall on the A 13 motorway in Noesslach near Innsbruck, Austria on Friday September 25, 2020.
(Photo AP / Matthias Schrader)

Authorities were in force in the mountainous regions to clear roads blocked by snow and ice.

Cars drive through heavy snowfall on the A 13 motorway in Noesslach near Innsbruck, Austria on Friday, September 25, 2020.

Cars drive through heavy snowfall on the A 13 motorway in Noesslach near Innsbruck, Austria on Friday, September 25, 2020.
(Photo AP / Matthias Schrader)

In parts of Austria, snowfall has been recorded as low as 1,805 feet above sea level.

Fresh snow is visible on the slopes of Moleson Mountain near the still green pastures on Saturday, September 26, 2020, in Moleson en Gruyère, Switzerland.

Fresh snow is visible on the slopes of Moleson Mountain near the still green pastures on Saturday, September 26, 2020, in Moleson en Gruyère, Switzerland.
(Laurent Gillieron / Keystone via AP)

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