Severe storms in the Weizklamm area caused mudslides on the night of Pentecost. Because the safety nets are already filled with 35 tons of rock, the B 64 will initially only be accessible on one lane until the roll-over protection has been cleared again.
Some strong storms have also left their mark on the municipality of St. Kathrein am Offenegg. According to the Weiz volunteer fire department, it rained 86 liters per square meter on Monday night. Due to the large amounts of rain, there were two mudslides on the B 64 at road kilometers 21.4 and 21.7.
Safety net not permanently resilient
A protective structure had already been erected, but the rubble had overcome the structure and also filled the underlying structure. There would be about 35 tons of rock in the power grids. According to the roadside assistance, however, this construction is not dimensioned for soil load and debris flow and is therefore not permanently resilient: “The B 64 is endangered because water and stone material is released”, according to the road maintenance service. Because the removal of both safety nets will take several days, the B 64 can currently only be driven on one lane.
Dangerous debris flows
The Weizbach has also overflowed its banks in countless places. A retaining wall was also demolished. According to Lucia Steinbauer, of the volunteer fire brigade St. Kathrein am Offenegg, two objects are threatened by mudslides.
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