Two of the four runways at Madrid’s Barajas airport have been closed due to the snowstorm that still complicates traffic on some 350 Spanish roads, affects rail traffic and electricity supply, and has caused thousands of students have no classes in numerous educational centres in several autonomous communities.
The heavy snowfall which falls since early morning in Madrid has forced to close two runways at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport, although Aena expects to return to be operational throughout the day.
Rail traffic has also been damaged by the snowfall, with delays in AVE which connect Madrid and Barcelona and the interrupted service in the lines linking Oviedo and León, the R-3 line in Barcelona, the F-5 in Asturias and between El Berrón and Santander, in Cantabria, reports Adif.
At this time, almost 3,000 kilometres of roads continue with traffic restrictions, in some 700 with traffic cuts and in about 2,100 it is mandatory to use chains or winter tires and the circulation of trucks and articulated vehicles is prohibited.
The meteorological conditions caused by the snowfalls have caused today the suspension of 333 school routes of the total of 1,008 existing in Castilla-La Mancha and 108 schools are closed for this same cause, which in total has affected about 38,000 students.
Thirty-eight percent of the schools in the Principality of Asturias, four out of ten, have been affected by the snow storm today, while more than 3,800 students in Castilla y León have no class.
Some 300 customers in the Yeste area (Albacete) are still without light, while the 2,000 subscribers of Ossa de Montiel have recovered the supply.
In Catalonia, school transport routes have been suspended in ten counties, most of the Pyrenees, with some 2,000 schoolchildren affected, and in Aragon another 2,000 students have been left without class, the majority in Teruel.
In the Valencian Community, the Ministry of Education has decided to close the educational centres in Rincón de Ademuz district and the towns of Aras de los Olmos, Titaguas and Alpuente, in Los Serranos, both in the province of Valencia.
Thirty-two provinces of twelve communities woke up today with alerts of snow accumulations between 10 and 30 centimetres, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) on its website. (February 5, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)
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está nevando mucho pero todavía no ha afectado al transporte.
la nieve no ha causado problemas en ninguna región española.
la nieve está afectando al transporte en España.
se han cerrado un par de pistas de un aeropuerto de la capital.
es posible que se cierre alguna pista de un aeropuerto que hay en Madrid.
todas las pistas del aeropuerto de Barajas están cerradas.
Nadie lo sabe.
todo el mundo tiene que poner cadenas en sus vehículos para poder circular.
no se permite que circulen camiones en determinadas zonas.
no hay peligro de que los camiones circulen por las carreteras españolas.
ningún centro educativo está cerrado a causa de la nieve.
las nevadas han afectado a la actividad escolar.
las autoridades no creen necesario suspender las clases por la nieve.
No se sabe.