Madrid (EFE) Several roads have been affected by flooding and school routes have been suspended in several communities.
The weather situation will improve on Thursday as a warm front passes, which will bring a warm air mass and it is quite likely that stability will gradually return to the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands as of Friday, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).
The Fien squall will drive an arctic air mass from this Wednesday that will leave very low temperatures, especially at dawn, and copious snowfall at low levels, with a greater incidence in the north of the peninsula.
More than a hundred roads on the main network, two of them in Aragon, have been affected by the storm of snow, wind and rain, especially in the northern half of the peninsula, where there is a red level on 15 roads (195 km). , the passage to trucks is prohibited and the use of chains is mandatory, according to the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT).
Snow affects northern communities
The Civil Guard has bagged up to 553 trucks in Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia) and Arenas de Iguña (Cantabria) on the Autovía de la Meseta (A-67), by setting the red level of traffic on this road due to the snow that continues to fall and that prevents the passage of these heavy vehicles, although passenger cars with winter tires can circulate.
In addition, the snow storm that affects the province of Huesca, according to the Government of Aragon, has forced the suspension of sixteen school routes, which has affected 207 students, while other routes have been partially affected and some have experienced delays in arrival at their destinations.
Also in Castilla-La Mancha, snow has totally or partially affected 22 school routes in the provinces of Guadalajara, Cuenca and Albacete, which transport 283 students, according to sources from the Ministry of Education.
In Galicia, a total of 1,378 incidents have been recorded since the 16th, the beginning of the storm, until the day of this Wednesday, in all cases due to the effects of wind, snow and rain.
There have been partial power cuts, blocking of vehicles in Ourense and A Coruña, and the wind knocked down various elements causing different damages in various parts of the Galician geography.
The heavy rainfall that has fallen in recent hours on the affected area seems to be the cause of the collapse of the LU-P-3806 provincial road, between Ourol and Sixto, which has been cut off to traffic, as well as fifteen other provincial roads. affected by floods.
Rescued a driver trapped by the storm in Lugo
Civil Guard agents had to intervene to rescue a driver who had been trapped on the LU-633 regional highway, in Alto do Poio, in Pedrafita do Cebreiro (Lugo), as a result of the heavy snowfall in recent hours. .
In addition, the residents of the Lugo municipality of Begonte have been able to return to their homes, after the drop in the level of the Lara River, which caused flooding, although the National VI highway as it passes through the place was still cut off.
In Navarra, the snow that began to fall this morning also affected traffic on the road network, where a device of 125 snowplows has been deployed since 05:00.
The Aemet has activated warnings for snowfall in the Pyrenees and in the northern area of Cinco Villas, in Aragon, for accumulations of up to 20 centimeters from 500 meters.
In the Basque Country there have been 116 incidents related to ice due to low temperatures, but there have also been pools of water on roads, landslides and tree falls, while the situation of the rivers has returned to absolute normality, according to the Basque Department of Security.
In addition, the Emergency Services located yesterday morning the lifeless body of an 80-year-old man, whose relatives had reported his disappearance a few hours earlier, in the port of Bermeo, a coastal town in Vizcaya hit by gusts of wind and rain.