Blizzard chaos even reaches shores of Andalucia

25th January 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 January 2007, MADRID — Snow, high winds and freezing temperatures caused chaos across most of Spain on Thursday.

25 January 2007

MADRID — Snow, high winds and freezing temperatures caused chaos across most of Spain on Thursday.

Flights were cancelled, trains called off and traffic disrupted in many parts of the country.

Even Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's trip to his home city of Leon was cancelled because of heavy snows.

Around 12,000 children stayed at home after schools were closed in many isolated northern parts of the country.

Dozens of smaller roads were closed in Albacete, Avila, Burgos, Cáceres, La Rioja, León, Lugo, Madrid, Navarra, Asturias, Cantabria y Segovia.

Even the normally warm regions of Andalucia and the Balearic Islands were put on snow alert by authorities.

But the worst hit areas were Asturias, the Basque Country, Cantabria, Aragón, Cataluña, Castilla y León  and Castilla-La Mancha.

There were dozens of minor road crashes but so far no serious injuries were reported.

Meteorologists said it was likely the bad weather would continue on to the weekend.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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