Rare blizzard in Spain leaves 4 dead and brings country to standstill

Rare blizzard in Spain leaves 4 dead and brings country to standstill


Drivers in Madrid had to be rescued from their cars today after unprecedented heavy snowfall caused by Storm Filomena wreaked havoc across Spain, leaving thousands of drivers stranded. The M-30 and M-40 motorways near to the Spanish capital were among 400 roads on which traffic was affected by the heavy snowfall. Madrid city council called on citizens to stay at home and avoid non-essential travel as a result of the unusual blizzard. Ten regions, including the Spanish capital, were placed on red alert earlier today, with more heavy snowfalls predicted.


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