Spain: Most trains and flights have resumed operations after snow storm

Schools in Madrid have been closed, and some supermarkets have run out of fresh produce or closed on Monday, but after a heavy snowstorm hit the Spanish capital and several other areas over the weekend, most trains and flights have resumed operations. 

 


Although many people enjoy the rare snowfall, skiing in the middle of Madrid and holding large-scale snowball fights, another severe cold occurred this week, turning the snow into ice, and the authorities rushed to clear more streets, even though they said it might One or two weeks. 

 

Residents of Madrid have experienced the largest snowfall in at least 50 years. They used plywood or pallets to help police open the road through deep snow and pour salt on the ice below.

The blizzard poured 50 centimeters (20 inches) in length in Madrid, hindering Spain’s efforts to speed up its coronavirus vaccination program amid increasing infections. 

 


The Spanish Hotel Association said that about 85% of bars and restaurants in Madrid are still closed and are expected to return to normal on Thursday, with an estimated loss of 70 million euros ($85 million) in revenue during this period. 

 

 

Reuters

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