Heavy rain causes landslides in Tuscany, Alto Adige
Above-average temperatures, below-average rainfall in January14 January, 15:52
A landslide was also to blame Tuesday for the closure of the road between Val Venosta in the northern province of Alto Adige and neighbouring Switzerland. The road between Glorenza and Tubre was to remain closed for 10 days, with off-road vehicles providing an emergency shuttle service and heavy traffic being re-routed via the Resia pass. Meanwhile on Tuesday farmers' association Coldiretti reported above-average temperatures and below-average rainfall levels for the first 10 days of January. Maximum temperatures were 3.3 degrees above average in the north, 2.7 degrees above average in the centre and 2.8 degrees above average in the south, Coldiretti said. Conversely, precipitation levels were 42% below average in the north, 70% in the centre and 68% in the south, with negative repercussions for crops.