One of the earliest winters in memory has hit Austria. Film taken in the Vorarlberg?
G.V. PICTURESQUE SHOT NEAR VORARLBERG.
C.U. SIGN "VORARLBERG".
S.V. TOWARDS SNOW PLOUGH WORKING THROUGH AVALANCHE ON ROAD.
C.U. SNOW PLOUGH WORKING THROUGH AVALANCHE ON ROAD AND SNOW BEING THROWN TO SIDE OF ROAD.
S.V. MEN CLEARING ROAD PAN UP TO LINE OF TRAFFIC WAITING TO PASS.
C.U. PAN FROM DRIVER'S CABIN TO CHAINS ON WHEELS.
L.V. TRAFFIC ON ARLBERG PASS.
S.V. AUSTRIAN GENDARMES CLIMB ON TO BACK OF CAR TO ASSIST ON CARS ON ICY ROAD.
S. BACK V. CENDARMES HELPING CAR UP ICY ROAD.
L.V. SHOWING CAR GETTING STUCK ON SMALL AVALANCHE ON ROAD.
C.U. REAR WHEEL SPINNING PAN TO MEN TRYING TO FREE CAR.
G.V. ARLBERG PAN DOWN TO HAY STOCKS IN SNOW.
C.U. FARMER STACKING FALLEN AHY ON TO WOOD PROP.
L.V. TWO WOMEN DIGGING OUT SWEET TURNIPS FROM THE SNOW.
C.U. CLEANING TURNIPS PAN UP TO WOMEN TYPE.
S.V. CHILDREN BUILDING SNOW MAN.
S.V. PAN DOWN FROM BARE TREE TO LEAVES LYING ON SNOW.
C. U. LEAVES LYING ON SNOW.
G.V. PICTURESQUE SHOT OF TYROL.
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Background: One of the earliest winters in memory has hit Austria. Film taken in the Vorarlberg and Tyrol regions, October 22, shows drifts lying up to six feet deep.
Motorists were the first to suffer. Many cars were halted on the main roads to Switzerland.
The Arlberg Pass was particularly dangerous - not only from ice and snow on the road but also from the danger of avalanches. Police turned out to help speed the drivers on their way.
Small hill farmers, tool were among the victims. For the first time in their lives they were drying off hay on top of the snow. Their wives were digging for root crops - in the snow.
A young roe buck, parted from its mother, was one of the saddest sights of winter in autumn.
And winter in autumn it was. Dead leaves, normally wind-swept along dry roads, formed a carpet on the snow.