Madrid, January 10 Spanish Home Minister Malaska said on the 10th that four people were killed in Spain due to blizzards and cold weather brought by storm Philomena.
Malaska said at a press conference on the same day that Storm Philomena has killed four people in Spain.
In the most affected central and eastern parts, the thickness of snow in some areas is close to 50 centimeters; many trees are overwhelmed by snow, some roads are blocked; and a large number of transport vehicles are stranded on the highway.
Snow stopped falling in most parts of Spain on the 10th.
Data released by the Ministry of the Interior show that 171 roads are still closed, and the government is ready to send vehicles to help transport drugs, food and coronavirus vaccines.
The autonomous regions of Madrid, Castile-Lamancha and Aragon, where the capital Madrid are located, announced the closure of schools on the 11th and 12th.
Spanish Transport Minister Avalos said that Madrid, which was paralyzed by traffic on the 9th, had resumed some long-distance rail transportation services on the 10th, and Madrid’s Adofo Suárez-Barajas International Airport will gradually resume operation on the afternoon of the 10th.
Madrid’s transportation department said that the Madrid subway will be open overnight on the evening of the 10th to ensure the necessary public transportation.
Some suburban train lines will gradually resume, but municipal buses will remain suspended.
According to the forecast of Spain’s National Meteorological Administration on the 10th, many places in Spain will usher in extremely cold weather in recent days, and the temperature in some areas will drop below minus 10 degrees Celsius.
Malaska warned that the cold wave may bring unprecedented low temperatures, and called on people to be cautious and patient and try to avoid unnecessary travel.