Snow blocks roads in Spain

18th December 2007, Comments 0 comments

An early winter hit Spain on Tuesday, with snow falling in the east and centre of the country.

18 December 2007

MADRID - An early winter hit Spain on Tuesday, with snow falling in the east and centre of the country after several days of low temperatures.

The snow blocked dozens of roads and several mountain passes, which were closed or only passable by vehicles using snow chains. The motorway linking Madrid and Barcelona was closed temporarily near Zaragoza.

It had snowed already over the weekend in some mountainous areas on the Mediterranean coast and Majorca Island. Temperatures were expected to drop shortly.

[Copyright dpa 2007]

Subject: Spanish news

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