Snow levels were only 300 to 400 feet in some places, but did not reach the city of Barcelona. The Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC ) said it had not snowed so badly since November 2004. The greatest thicknesses were in the high altitudes of the Pyrenees, as in Certascan (64 cm) and Bonaigua (53 cm). Almost the entire region of the Vall d’ Aran was covered in white.
The storm forced the Civil Protection and the City of Barcelona to activate emergency plans. Wind gusts exceeded 100 mph, and brought down a billboard on the premises of a football field Bac de Roda streets of the Catalan capital, but no one was injured.
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"Here we have the stew on the stove and the clogs in the door." So said Lourdes Diez Tresabuela neighbor (Polaciones), who was in his country inn, 'Villa Maria', surrounded by 20 inches of snow, "but today (yesterday) with better weather," he added with optimism despite thermometer registered the 3rd at one o'clock. In Cotillos, a little above-the highest inhabited village of the region, the temperature barely touched a degree. "The fire we have been on since yesterday night and day," explained one of the six residents of this town that had "no difficulty down" until Henry House in La Laguna, south of the reservoir of the Cohilla.
After a Saturday morning and winter lasts practically all Cantabria, especially adverse highest points in the region, where the 'ris' forced to remove the scarves, the evolution of yesterday tended to stabilization, giving a truce until Tuesday, the 19th.
The state of the roads
This Sunday, the stakes Trueba port in the AC-631, and the Lunada, the CA-643, still need chains for driving on snow, according to the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT), reminiscent Also you need to drive with caution due to fog in the Shield, on the N-623.
In the CA-631 chains are needed between 9 and 14.3 km at the height of Yera, as they are needed from 8 to 14.3 km AC-643, from La Concha Lunada port.
Also, the DGT traffic alerts conditioned by the fog on the N-623 as it passes through Bollacín, in the port of the Shield, between kilometers 93 and 97, where visibility is reduced.
The situation today confirms the improvement began yesterday, although very cloudy skies are expected and weak rainfall, locally moderate and more intense in the second half of the day. The snow level will rise to 1,300 meters. The temperatures recorded an increase in the minimum sharper.
After a Monday with time stabilized, the weather will begin again, to unravel on Tuesday, November 19, by which time hopefully there will be plenty of clouds and showers that can be very strong. The snow level will drop that day in the 1,300 to 900 meters, at noon, down to 700 at the end of the day. Temperatures will drop again by the entrance of north winds.
Still, the Cantabrians have had to resort to shelters and lumps, not in vain in Reinosa already seen the negative thermometer -3.8 ° minimum and 10 degrees maximum. "This has already started to get cold but it's nothing to what I guess we expected" Guadalupe Jorrín had yesterday, reinosana used to deal with freezing temperatures.
Michael Field, the 'weatherman' Tresviso, also the bar owner's Bowling, meeting place of the villagers, was the part after a rough night in this town lebaniega. "Severe Storms and 92.6 mm of rainfall. It has snowed and people already covered, although there will be about five centimeters curd, upstairs in the quarry, there are already two feet of snow. "
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The circular requires snow chains for five ports and transit conditions in several ways from the community
Soria is the most affected province, at this time, with major roads affected as the A-15 and N-122
Snow forces these hours to move with chains of five mountain passes of Castile and Leon, as well as traffic conditions the way so many of the roads in the community, mainly in the province of Soria, the most affected during the late snow fall in the last hours. Meanwhile, traffic on the roads has improved Avila, where at the moment there has been no incidence, contrary to what happened this morning, according to Ical.
Specifically, according to information provided by the General Directorate of Traffic, is required to use chains for the mountain passes of the Holm oak and Piqueras, in the province of Soria, by Leon of Torrebarrio and Vegarada and the Lunada, Burgos, while chains are also mandatory for driving on the road SO-615 as it passes through Garray (Soria).
Also, the DGT advises caution in the presence of snow on the SG-615 in Valsaín (Segovia), while in the province of Soria affected the A-15, CL-101 and N-122 in Agreda, the SO-920 in Valdemaluque and the SO-830 in Vinuesa and SO-100 in the capital.
Also, the fog has been present in the AP-61, N-603 and N-VI, in all cases up to San Rafael, and the AP-6 Villacastín, while the wind affects to A-231 in Alcalá de Burgos.
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White blanket of snow covers Northern Region and temperatures plummet
It was snowing yesterday in Yecla, and at the height of Altos de Caudete, accumulated snow prevented traffic until snowplows appeared.
First autumn snow cover
Snowfall complicate traffic Yecla 344 national and forest ranger rescues a pair of hikers in Sierra Espuna
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