Spain will deploy around 150 soldiers on Saturday to help stranded motorists. A snowstorm around the Spanish capital, Madrid, where the red symbol applies, has suspended cars on several major roads.
It is not clear how many people are now trapped in the traffic. Traffic authorities said, on Friday evening, that thousands of cars fell on more than four hundred roads.
Spanish media reported that Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas International Airport will remain closed on Saturday, and railways have suspended all train lines to and from Madrid. They estimate that it hasn’t snowed much in decades.
Buses and garbage trucks are no longer running in Madrid. The municipality has called on people to stay home.
Snowfall and winter temperatures affect almost all of Spain. This weekend, very cold winter weather will prevail in 45 of the country’s 50 provinces.
A week with expected temperatures of -10 degrees
Meteorologists expect a week in which normal temperatures drop to -10 ° C. In regions over 600 meters in altitude, more than 20 cm of snow is expected from the snowstorm called Philomena.
Last week, the lowest temperature ever recorded in the country was recorded in the town of Vega de Lourdes in northern Spain. The mercury has dropped to -35.6 degrees, according to reports by the Lyon County Meteorological Service.
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