Weather disaster in Spain
• The weather catastrophe in Spain
Spain was not ready for a sharp deterioration in the weather - frost and snow. On the largest island in the Balearic archipelago, the road was covered with so much that car drivers stuck in snowdrifts, had to be evacuated by helicopter. On the Iberian Peninsula due to heavy snowfall in the school did not get about 60 thousand students. Mallorca in some areas of the height of the drifts exceeded half a meter. Menorca were closed fishing ports, no shuttle ferries. According Synoptists wave height there may be up to 8 meters.
In Castilla Leone more than 30 fully roads covered with snow, and the temperature therein has fallen to minus 10 degrees Celsius. This is a real weather disaster in Spain.
Snowstorms in Spain continued for six days. In the mountains, many villages and towns have been cut off from the outside world. In the last two days of road service received 30,000 calls for help. The scale of the disaster weather in Spain can be demonstrated that a photograph showing how the drifts to sleep monastery in northern Spain. (Photo: ALVARO BARRIENTOS / AP).
Blizzards paralyze traffic on most major roads in Catalonia and other regions in the north-east of Spain. (Photo: ALVARO BARRIENTOS / AP).
Polmetrovy snow paralyzed traffic on some roads in the Basque Country. (Photo: ELOY ALONSO / REUTERS).
The railway communication between Asturias and the province of Leon has been suspended. (Photo: ELOY ALONSO / REUTERS).
A man is trying to clear the snow from your car in Villablino in northern Spain. (Photo: ELOY ALONSO / REUTERS).
Snow weather, but negative consequences, has its advantages. People took to the streets to enjoy a rare snow. Youth sculpts snowman in Bilbao, in the Basque Country. (Photo: VINCENT WEST / REUTERS).
The girls sledding in Lalin, in northern Spain. (Photo: MIGUEL VIDAL / REUTERS).
The youth enjoys the snow - a rare phenomenon in Spain. (Photo: MIGUEL VIDAL / REUTERS).
Statue of a rhinoceros in the park in the city of Vitoria. (Photo: VINCENT WEST / REUTERS).