Whiteout as many regions hit by heavy snowfall

16th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

16 January 2006, MADRID — Forecasters were predicting a whiteout in five regions of Spain as heavy snowfalls blanket much of the country.

16 January 2006

MADRID — Forecasters were predicting a whiteout in five regions of Spain as heavy snowfalls blanket much of the country.

Local authorities in Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Valencia, Madrid and Murcia were warned to be on the alert for possible problems caused by the snow.

In Castilla-La Mancha, forecasters said show could be up to 15cm deep in Albacete in areas above 1,000 metres above sea level. In other areas heavy falls were expected as low as 800 metres.

In Castilla y León, authorities were placed on alert in Avila, Burgos, Segovia and Soria.

Along the north-eastern coastal region of Valencia, up to 10cm of snow was expected in Alicante, Castellón and Valencia in areas above 1000 metres.

In the Madrid region, snow was also predicted in areas up to 800m, with same expected in Murcia.

As heavy show fell across many parts of the country on Monday, 17 mountainous routes were closed for safety or because they had become impassable.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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