Canton Zug, 11.06.2021

Flow of debris and flooded cellars after heavy rain

A thunderstorm front moved over parts of the canton of Zug early on Wednesday evening (reported on Wednesday, 09.06.2021, 20:48).

A thunderstorm moved over parts of the canton of Zug early on Wednesday evening. The heavy rain flooded several cellars and garages, and triggered a massive flow of debris on the Zugerberg.

The Operations Control Centre of the Zug police received about a dozen reports of flooded cellars, laundry rooms, garages and streets between 17:00 and 18:15. The villages of Oberwil, Zug, Oberägeri and Morgarten were mainly affected.

The heavy rain triggered a massive debris flow on the Zugerberg. The Geissbodenstrasse had to be closed between the Schönegg valley station and the Widishof, and the road is impassable for vehicles and pedestrians until further notice. It is not yet known how long the blockage will last.

Due to water and scree, the Sattelstrasse between Morgarten and Sattel has had to be temporarily closed, although this road closure was able to be lifted shortly before 20:00.

The fire brigades of the affected communities were on duty for a longer period of time. No persons were injured.

Baar: Flames and smoke in an apartment building

Cooking food caught fire in an apartment in Baar, but a resident was able to extinguish the fire. One person had to be admitted to the hospital for a check-up.

On Wednesday afternoon (9 June 2021), shortly before 2:00 p.m., the Operations Control Centre of the Zug police received a report that there was a fire in an apartment building on the Leihgasse in Baar. The flames were extinguished by a resident before the arrival of the first brigade, however.

The affected apartment was then examined by the Baar fire brigade for further sources of fire and the apartment was cleared of smoke. This also had to be carried out for the other apartments in the building.

Three people were checked by the rescue service Affoltern am Albis on site for health impairments. One of them, an 84-year-old man, was then taken to the hospital for a check-up. All apartments are still habitable.

15 members of the Baar fire brigade, employees of the fire brigade inspectorate, the Affoltern am Albis rescue service and the Zug police were deployed.