The snowfall, mentioned to be the heaviest in many years, brought on the cancellation of flights and left tons of of roads closed on January 9.
At least 4 individuals have died in Spain as a results of the chaos brought on by Storm Filomena on January 9. The snow has blocked greater than 650 roads, with some drivers pressured to spend the evening of their vehicles.
The sudden blizzard, which blanketed the Spanish capital with 25-50cm of snow, has already been referred to as by specialists the heaviest in 50 years.
Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska has urged individuals throughout the nation to keep away from all however important journey, whereas the Madrid City Council has referred to as on residents to remain of their properties because of the emergency state of affairs.
The authorities’ warnings, nevertheless, didn’t cease Madrid residents from having fun with the weird climate. Many of them determined to take advantage of this “emergency situation,” as movies on social media present individuals having snowball fights, as nicely as snowboarding and sliding by means of the streets.