August 7, 2020

Italian valley still in ‘red zone’ as Mont Blanc glacier threatens collapse

Courmayeur (Italy) (AFP) – An Italian alpine resort remained on high alert Friday over fears a vast chunk of a glacier on the slopes of the Mont Blanc massif could plummet in high temperatures.”No one gets through! No cars, bikes or pedestrians,” was the message at a checkpoint where an automatic barrier and two guards blocked the small tarmac road snaking up into a lush valley below the Planpincieux glacier, not far from the town of Courmayeur and the Italian-French border.But the blockade has largely been greeted with contempt by the locals, one of whom told AFP “it’s a joke”.The huge ice bl…


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