Friday, 18. April 2014
04. 02. 14. - 15:00
Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo has reopened today after closing to visitors yesterday for the first time in its 260 year history because of the danger from black ice.
The zoo's deputy Director Gerhard Kasbauer said that it had not been possible yesterday to rid all of the roads on the 17 acre site of ice in time to open the zoo.
Employees at the attraction in the grounds on Schoenbrunn Palace worked all yesterday to make the ground safe, although visitors to the zoo today are warned to take care when walking around the site.
The ice has caused problems elsewhere in Austria, with power lines becoming frozen in areas of Carinthia. The freezing rain left up to 3,500 houses without power in the region yesterday.
Snow, ice, and avalanche warnings in Styria and Burgenland have also caused travel delays on the roads and railways, although the travel problems in Carinthia have eased up a little since Monday.
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