Santander (EFE) It has lived a day with occasional cuts to the circulation of trucks and the bagging of hundreds of heavy vehicles in Arenas de Iguña.
The third day of the storm, in which Cantabria has once again led the rainfall in Spain, has brought a drop in temperatures and snow, which has covered part of the region, with thirteen ports and road sections closed or with mandatory use of chains; while the coast has suffered hailstorms that have left a white blanket on the beaches.
Although less intense than in previous days, this adverse weather has caused seven educational centers to remain closed in the region and, therefore, 1,450 students have been left without going to class, a third less than yesterday.
On the A-67, the situation has become more complicated this afternoon and it is again at a red level due to the snow with circulation prohibited for trucks, buses and articulated vehicles, and the obligation of chains or winter tires and a maximum speed 30 kilometers per hour for the rest of the vehicles between kilometers 117 and 157.
The situation is the same on the N-611 national highway, near Molledo; the N-621, in Vega de Liébana, and N-629, as it passes through Soba.
In the regional network, the CA-631 (Estaca de Trueba), the CA-665 (Puerto de la Sia), the CA-633 (Puerto de la Matanela), the CA-280 (Puerto de Palombera) and the CA -643 (Puerto de Lunada), while chains are mandatory on another five roads (CA-183, CA-171, CA-280, CA-262 and CA-264).
This Wednesday, the students of the Augusto González de Linares de Santander and José Zapatero Domínguez institutes, in Castro Urdiales, and the Peregrino Avendaño school, in Liendo, have not had class for the second day, which had to be closed yesterday due to the rain.
However, today the greatest difficulties are being caused by the snow that complicates access to the centers located at high altitudes.
Due to the snowfall, there has been no teaching activity in either of the two venues of the Liébana Rural Grouped Center; the Jerónino Sainz de la Maza school, in Soba; nor in the schools San Andrés de Luena, in Luena, and Valle de Polaciones.
In addition, in other educational centers, although they remain open, there have been problems for road travel, so students who use school transport have not been able to access.
They are the Virgen de la Velilla centers, in Polientes (Valderredible); Casimiro Sainz, in Matamorosa; Our Lady of the Oak, in San Pedro del Romeral; Alto Ebro, San José Niños Jesús and Monstesclaros institutes, in Reinosa; Rodríguez de Celis, in Paracuelles (Brotherhood of Campoo de Suso), and Valdeolea, in Mataporquera.
Cantabria has once again led the rainfall ranking in Spain, with three municipalities in the first places and five among the ten with the most accumulated precipitation, according to the data published by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) on its website.
Until 6:00 p.m., the municipality with the most accumulated rainfall in Spain was Ramales de Victoria, with 40 liters per square meter, followed by Los Tojos, with 39.4 liters, and San Felices de Buelna, with 37 liters.
Santillana del Mar, with 36.4 liters per square meter, was in sixth place, the same amount of rainfall as Villacarriedo, in seventh place.
Between yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, and today, the 112 Emergency Services of the Government of Cantabria have received 167 calls for adverse meteorological phenomena, which have led to the management of 105 incidents.
Almost half of the notices have been related to snow due to changes in the state of different points of the road network and vehicles stuck by snow on the A-67 at the height of Bárcena de Pie de Concha, Campoo de Enmedio and Santiurde de Reinosa, and on the CA-183 as it passes through Campoo de Suso.
The rest have been due to rain and wind, with incidents due to falling trees and branches, damage to infrastructure, street furniture and signage, stones falling onto roads, trellises, pools of water and flooding of garages, premises and basements.
Regarding the state of the rivers, which has been the main concern in the last two days, at the moment, the entire Cantabrian basin is at normalized flows according to the monitoring stations of the Cantabrian Hydrographic Confederation.
Since the beginning of the storm this past, there have been 1,197 calls received on 112 solely for this reason and 611 incidents managed.