Aguado will ask the Government of Madrid for a rescue plan of 1,000 million for families and companies

Ignacio Aguado, vice president of the Community of Madrid.

Ignacio Aguado, vice president of the Community of Madrid.
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The vice president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, will ask the next Governing Council to launch a rescue plan for families and businesses, which is endowed with at least 1,000 million euros.

“We are talking about aid to families and companies that are having a bad time and that If we do nothing, they will end up at risk of exclusion or companies close“, has transferred in an interview in ‘TVE’.

As stated by the leader, both the president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, and the Minister of Finance, Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, know his will to “bet on this type of aid” and because the Community of Madrid “turns to families and with companies “.

We have been talking about it for a long time But I want this Governing Council to do it in detail, formally present this citizen rescue plan and talk about important measures, which are necessary, “he declared.

Specifically, it has stated that From 26 to 30 years old, the transport pass costs thirty euros, approve a help line for companies so that they can cover their fixed costs (rental of premises, payroll, electricity or water), reinforce residences for the elderly, which need to be reformed or improved in the provision of certain services, or a purse card the families who are having a worse time.

For the vice president, every day that passes without launching a rescue plan of these characteristics, families and businesses are being left “behind.”

As later explained by the Madrid Government, this plan would be included in the Community Budgets for 2021 and would help 40,000 SMEs and autonomous communities. They will create 12,000 direct jobs and, in addition, 14,000 jobs will be secured in the 198 Special Employment Centers, providing quality training to nearly 30,000 workers and unemployed people.

In the social sphere, more than 90,000 families would benefit from these grants, “preventing inequality from increasing and many of them being left behind as a result of the health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus.”

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Real Madrid freezes at El Sadar

Real Madrid will remember their visit to Pamplona for a long time. Because if the trip to the Navarran capital was already an ordeal, the offensive impotence that he showed in El Sadar ended up lacerating his hopes of snatching the leadership from Atlético, wasting the opportunity that the postponement of the match that Diego Pablo Simeone’s squad had to play this Saturday against Athletic in the Metropolitano had given him because of the storm of snow that lashes the peninsula. Unable again to translate their dominance of possession on occasions with true foundation against an adversary well sheltered in their field, the whites were frozen against Osasuna and already feel their breath on the back of Barça, who after a bad start to the season he is only three points behind Zinedine Zidane’s team.

Doomed again to inconsequential possessions, without the necessary depth and imbalance, Real Madrid did not manage to hurt Osasuna at any time, who accepted his fourth consecutive draw despite the fact that he did not remove him from the bottom of the table after completing a remarkable defensive exercise that completely extinguished the visiting team, in which only Modric rose above a proposal too timid to disarm the orderly red rearguard.

Not surprisingly, the tactical disposition of both teams responded to the most predictable script from the first moment. Osasuna expected a Madrid that governed the ball with the logical difficulties that it imposed a lawn that got worse as snow fell on the green, despite the enormous previous work of local employees that allowed the match to be played under adverse conditions.

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Osasuna

Herrera, Nacho Vidal, Aridane, David García, Juan Cruz, Oier, Moncayola, Roberto Torres, Rubén García (Jony, min. 77), Iñigo Pérez and Calleri (Budimir, min. 77).

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Real Madrid

Courtois, Lucas Vázquez, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Modric (Isco, min. 75), Kroos, Asensio (Valverde, min. 66), Hazard (Mariano, min. 75) and Benzema.

Referee:

Soto Grado (Riojano Committee). Without reprimands.

Incidents:

Match corresponding to the eighteenth round of the League, played in El Sadar, behind closed doors.

Zidane had assured in the previous one that the storm Filomena would not condition his eleven and that is how it was in effect. Why the French gave the stripes back to Hazard, although the state of the grass was not exactly ideal for his physical battering. The Belgian was not a starter since the clash against Alavés at the end of November, in which he suffered his umpteenth setback in the form of injury. In need of further filming, the ‘7’ passed without pain or glory through El Sadar.

Without Carvajal, suspended, and with Lucas Vázquez as a replacement on the right-hand side, the whites lacked depth on the wings and it was difficult for them to find spaces in the center due to the good work of the red side. Zidane’s team usually suffers more against rivals who close to it than against those who admit to melee. It is not a trivial fact that he had succumbed to three of the four squads that had the lowest percentage of possession registered before matchday 18. The one that completed that caboose was precisely Osasuna, who also ended up giving him a blow. It is thus explained that the visitors they were left without finishing at rest for the first time so far this year, despite his overwhelming mastery of leather. Not that Osasuna threatened too much, but at least Oier forced Courtois to repel a shot off a corner kick. Modric barely gave traces of knowing how to interpret what Real Madrid needed to return with good loot to the capital, while his teammates relapsed in predictable advances.

Without ideas

Real Madrid returned from the changing rooms with another march. Lucas Vázquez tried Herrera’s gloves with a center-kick to cap off an action in which Modric broke with a scribe pass and then Asensio with a shot after a masterful control that the keeper took out his fists. The momentum of the whites began to activate Benzema, who had disappeared in the first half, and Hazard, spirited but with little spark. The ex of Chelsea continues stiff. He hardly faces and only looks in close-ups. The lionés got to mark, after a save of Herrera, but it was offside.

Zidane withdrew Asensio to enter Valverde, which meant a change of drawing. From 4-3-3 to 4-4-2, with Hazard forming an offensive duo with Benzema. Madrid pressed, but Osasuna was deployed with sufficiency. Roberto Torres had it, but the Navarrese did not adjust the auction well after a good service from Rubén García. The visitors tried with lateral centers that almost never bear fruit, so their coach opted to enlist a finisher like Mariano by taking Hazard out of the box. He also put Isco in, a strange change since the relieved was Modric, the most intoned so far. Neither the Catalan nor the Andalusian managed to shake up the shock as demanded by Zidane’s unimaginative team.

The whites, thick, put more heart than head in the final stretch and Osasuna’s work had its well-deserved award. With three more games in their saddlebags, Real Madrid is one point behind Atlético and Barça is on their heels. A serious warning for the champion to seek answers as soon as possible to the deficiencies that he displayed in El Sadar.

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Madrid took off for Pamplona after five hours trapped in Barajas

The snowstorm keeps in the air the dispute of the Osasuna-Real Madrid and Atlético-Athletic matches that must be played this Saturday. Zinedine Zidane’s team, trapped for five hours on the plane at Barajas airport, took off almost four hours late on the scheduled time, while the Biscayan team had to return to Bilbao, since they could not land in the capital. as the tracks are closed. The matches that were suspended this Friday in Segunda, delayed to Sunday, were Mirandés-Rayo Vallecano and Alcorcón-Albacete. The Rayo players had to turn around after getting off the coach to help the cars that were stopped on the road in the Community of Madrid, where there was real chaos from the afternoon due to the snow.

Real Madrid should have taken off at 7:00 p.m., but as a result of the heavy snowfall on the capital, it was not able to do so until around 11:00 p.m., after the players and the coaching staff were stranded inside of the plane for five hours, waiting to receive the order to take off for Pamplona. Madrid was outraged at LaLiga for having to suffer such torture by forcing the team to fly on Friday afternoon, when the weather situation was worst, finally the squad got the green light to fly to the Navarran capital. Real Madrid landed in Pamplona at 11:15 p.m. this Friday.

The club chaired by Florentino Pérez, following the recommendation of the employer’s association, brought forward to this Friday the displacement that he had planned to carry out on Saturday morning, and the consequence for the players was being forced to hold on inside the plane until they had a runway free and receive permission to take off. The Osasuna-Real Madrid match should be played at 9:00 p.m., but forecasts speak that at the time of the match it will continue to snow in Pamplona, ​​where on Saturday’s day it is expected that between five and ten centimeters of snow will fall. Just in case, LaLiga has articulated an alternative plan that would delay the match at 12:00 on Sunday, in case the El Sadar grass is not in condition on Saturday.

Even more threatened seems to be Atlético-Athletic in the Wanda Metropolitano, and not so much because of the state of the grass, but because the Basque team must have been flying over Madrid for three-quarters of an hour as there was no track available in Barajas and had to return to the Biscayan capital. Athletic will try to fly again this Saturday to Madrid to be able to face the leader of the League from 4:15 p.m.

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Real Madrid freezes at El Sadar

Real Madrid will remember their visit to Pamplona for a long time. Because if the trip to the Navarran capital was already an ordeal, the offensive impotence that he showed in El Sadar ended up lacerating his hopes of snatching the leadership from Atlético, wasting the opportunity that the postponement of the match that Diego Pablo Simeone’s squad had to play this Saturday against Athletic in the Metropolitano had given him because of the storm of snow that lashes the peninsula. Unable again to translate their dominance of possession on occasions with true foundation against an adversary well sheltered in their field, the whites were frozen against Osasuna and already feel their breath on the back of Barça, who after a bad start to the season he is only three points behind Zinedine Zidane’s team.

Doomed again to inconsequential possessions, without the necessary depth and imbalance, Real Madrid did not manage to hurt Osasuna at any time, who accepted his fourth consecutive draw despite the fact that he did not remove him from the bottom of the table after completing a remarkable defensive exercise that completely extinguished the visiting team, in which only Modric rose above a proposal too timid to disarm the orderly Red rearguard.

Not surprisingly, the tactical disposition of both teams responded to the most predictable script from the first moment. Osasuna expected a Madrid that governed the ball with the logical difficulties that it imposed a lawn that got worse as snow fell on the green, despite the enormous previous work of local employees that allowed the match to be played under adverse conditions.

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Osasuna

Herrera, Nacho Vidal, Aridane, David García, Juan Cruz, Oier, Moncayola, Roberto Torres, Rubén García (Jony, min. 77), Iñigo Pérez and Calleri (Budimir, min. 77).

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Real Madrid

Courtois, Lucas Vázquez, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Mendy, Casemiro, Modric (Isco, min. 75), Kroos, Asensio (Valverde, min. 66), Hazard (Mariano, min. 75) and Benzema.

Referee:

Soto Grado (Riojano Committee). Without reprimands.

Incidents:

Match corresponding to the eighteenth round of the League, played in El Sadar, behind closed doors.

Zidane had assured in the previous one that the storm Filomena would not condition his eleven and that is how it was in effect. Why the French gave the stripes back to Hazard, although the state of the grass was not exactly ideal for his physical battering. The Belgian was not a starter since the clash against Alavés in late November, in which he suffered his umpteenth setback in the form of injury. In need of further filming, the ‘7’ passed without pain or glory through El Sadar.

Without Carvajal, sanctioned, and with Lucas Vázquez as a replacement on the right-hand side, the whites lacked depth on the wings and it was difficult for them to find spaces in the center due to the good work of the red side. Zidane’s team usually suffers more against rivals who close to it than against those who admit to melee. It is not a trivial fact that he had succumbed to three of the four squads that had the lowest percentage of possession registered before matchday 18. The one that completed that caboose was precisely Osasuna, who also ended up giving him a blow. It is thus explained that the visitors they were left without finishing at halftime for the first time so far this year, despite his overwhelming mastery of leather. Not that Osasuna threatened too much, but at least Oier forced Courtois to repel a shot off a corner kick. Modric barely showed traces of knowing how to interpret what Real Madrid needed to return with a good booty to the capital, while his teammates relapsed in predictable advances.

Without ideas

Real Madrid returned from the changing rooms with another march. Lucas Vázquez tried Herrera’s gloves with a center-kick to cap off an action in which Modric broke with a scribe pass and then Asensio with a shot after a masterful control that the keeper took out his fists. The momentum of the whites began to activate Benzema, who had disappeared in the first half, and Hazard, spirited but with little spark. The ex of Chelsea continues stiff. He hardly faces and only looks in close-ups. The lionés got to mark, after a save of Herrera, but it was offside.

Zidane withdrew Asensio to enter Valverde, which meant a change of drawing. From 4-3-3 to 4-4-2, with Hazard forming an offensive duo with Benzema. Madrid pressed, but Osasuna was deployed with sufficiency. Roberto Torres had it, but the Navarrese did not adjust the auction well after a good service from Rubén García. The visitors tried with lateral centers that almost never bear fruit, so their coach opted to enlist a finisher like Mariano by taking Hazard out of the box. He also put Isco in, a strange change since the relieved was Modric, the most intoned so far. Neither the Catalan nor the Andalusian managed to shake up the shock as demanded by Zidane’s unimaginative team.

The whites, thick, put more heart than head in the final stretch and Osasuna’s work had its well-deserved award. With three more games in their saddlebags, Real Madrid is one point behind Atlético and Barça is on their heels. A serious warning for the champion to seek answers as soon as possible to the deficiencies that he displayed in El Sadar.

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Outside Europe, Gibraltar seeks agreement with Madrid

We had somewhat forgotten that the Rock of Gibraltar and its 34,000 inhabitants are also affected by Brexit. But if the agreement concluded on the evening of December 24 between London and Brussels applies to all European countries and the United Kingdom, it does not concern Gibraltar, British territory.

→ READ. In Gibraltar, the inhabitants want the British crown … and the European Union

Negotiations to preserve the free movement of goods and people between the Rock and Spain began in parallel with those for Brexit, as soon as the United Kingdom decided to leave Europe following the 2016 referendum.

“A historic dispute”

But why negotiate the terms of the break on the sidelines of Brexit rather than include them? ” Because this is a historic dispute, it must be negotiated bilaterally », We say from a Spanish source. This 6.2 km2 rocky enclave – once doubled as a military fortress -, located at the southern end of the peninsula, was ceded by Spain to the United Kingdom in 1713 by the Treaty of Utrecht, and Madrid always claims sovereignty.

At the time, the treaty prohibited trade between Gibraltar and the rest of the Iberian Peninsula. But very quickly a smuggling network developed on both sides of the border. Today Gibraltar is a free zone with a very low tax rate, while companies operate in the European Union.

The Rock joined the EU as “Associated territory”, it is not subject to the Common External Tariff, to the common agricultural policy, and does not apply value added tax. Gibraltar is regularly considered a tax haven by the Spanish government. Since the reopening of the border with Spain in 1985, tourism and commerce are important resources, especially casinos and online betting.

“We will seek an agreement until the last moment”Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya said on Tuesday (December 29th). For his part, the head of government of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, said “Optimistic about the possibility of reaching an agreement” whose deadline of December 31 was set by the British.

Economic interdependence

For the English, it is urgent. Because the small British enclave depends 100% on imports, especially from the United Kingdom, to feed its 34,000 inhabitants. But also for the Spaniards, because it must ensure the continuity of the passage, every day, of about 15,000 frontier workers coming from Spain to work there. They symbolize the economic interdependence between Gibraltar and the surrounding Spanish cities, which suffer from very high unemployment.

→ ANALYSIS. Brexit, what will change on January 1

Arancha González Laya warned that without Gibraltar’s own deal the UK would have a border there ” tough “ with the EU, with what this implies in terms of uncertainty, “Controls” and of “Difficulties” for the inhabitants. The absence of an agreement would mainly affect the logistics for importing certain goods and the modalities of entry into the enclave for tourists.

A register for frontier workers

For the moment, the only guarantee in the event of no agreement is that the free movement of the thousands of workers who cross the land border daily from Spain to earn their living in the prosperous British enclave will not be jeopardized. The Gibraltar government has in fact set up a register to allow these workers to register, so that they can continue to cross the border with a simple identity document.

As for the families of the inhabitants of Gibraltar who come to visit them via Spain, they can still easily enter the territory by presenting their papers at two gatehouses. The first houses a Spanish policeman, the second a Gibraltar agent. If no agreement is reached, however, passports will need to be stamped upon entry, explains a government source in Gibraltar, and “There would be queues that would last for hours and hours”.

Other questions remain to be resolved, such as maintaining Spanish social security for the British from Gibraltar living in Spain or the management of the airport, since the Rock will leave European airspace.

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Historic snowfall in Madrid: the best photos of the “Filomena” storm

The storm Filomena is now moving towards the regions of Catalonia and Aragon. (Photo: AFP)

After the historic snowfall this Saturday in Spain, Madrid woke up this Sunday covered by a white cloak that prevents the circulation of vehicles and the normal development of flights at Barajas airport. The storm, named “Filomena”, also caused heavy rains in other regions and left three dead in the country.

They wait “Minimum temperatures below -10ºC” in much of the interior of the country, from Sunday night until Thursday, according to the Spanish meteorological agency (AEMET). The mayor of Madrid José Luis Martínez-Almeida indicated that the objective is “Take advantage of every minute before Monday” to get the snow off the main roads before the weather conditions worsen and it turns into ice.

Madrid woke up this Sunday covered by a white blanket after the historical snowfall “Filomena”. (Photo: AP)

“Until next weekend it will be very difficult to get around ”in the capital, where the snow stopped falling on Saturday afternoon. In Madrid, the Army intervened to clean the airport runways, which will remain closed at least until this Sunday afternoon, as well as access to hospitals, much required by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Until next weekend it will be very difficult to move” in the capital, said the mayor of Madrid. (Photo: AFP)

In the capital, where there had not been such a snowfall since 1971, they saw skiers in the famous Puerta del Sol square and in different parts of the city. In addition to Madrid, Aragon (northeast), the region of Valencia (east), Castilla-La Mancha (center) and Catalonia (northeast) were the areas most affected by this storm.

After the passage of “Filomena”, skiers were seen in different parts of the city. (Photo: EFE)

Between the night of Friday and Saturday, 50 centimeters of snow was registered in the Spanish capital. Emergency teams in central Spain cleared 500 routes and rescued about 1,500 stranded people in vehicles. The storm Filomena lost strength in its advance towards the east, although the authorities maintained requests that people stay at home to avoid the risk of falls on the icy streets, given the forecasts of a cold front in the coming days.

The authorities maintain requests that people stay at home to avoid the risk of falls on the icy streets. (Photo: Reuters)

“Let’s avoid displacement and follow the indications of the emergency services. Maximum vigilance against the storm Filomena ”, the president of the government tweeted Pedro Sanchez. In the publication, he also highlighted the work of “professionals who try to come to the aid of people trapped by snow.”

Security forces took to the streets to rescue people stuck in the snow. (Photo: AFP)

According to the Government, traffic continues to be suspended or delayed on more than 700 routes this Sunday morning. Trains from or to Madrid were canceled until this afternoon. The storm Filomena It is now moving towards the regions of Catalonia and Aragon (northeast).

Filomena Storm: 10 Postcards of Historic Snowfall

Heavy snow fell across much of Spain, leaving huge areas covered in white. Storm Filomena brought a winter weather not seen in decades to the Iberian Peninsula. (Photo: AFP / Benjamin Cremel)
Members of the army collaborated with the cleaning of the airport runways, after the heavy snowfall in Madrid. (Photo: Reuters / Susana Vera)
Several people from Madrid put on their ski suits and headed to the Plaza de Cibeles, after Filomena had passed. (Photo: AFP / Gabriel Bouys)
View of the Plaza de Oriente in Madrid on Saturday. The storm Filomena left all of Spain, except for the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, on alert for snow, cold, rain, wind and coastal phenomena. (Photo: EFE / David Fernández)
View of the Paseo del Prado in Madrid this Saturday. (Photo: EFE / Sebastián Mariscal)
According to the Government, traffic continues to be suspended or delayed on more than 700 routes this Sunday morning. (Photo: AFP / Philippe Marcou)
A snowman in the Puerta del Sol in Madrid: beyond the inconvenience caused by the storm, many went out to enjoy and have fun. (Photo: AFP / Gabriel Bouys)
“Minimum temperatures below -10ºC” are still expected in much of the interior of the country, starting this Sunday night and continuing until Thursday. (Photo: AFP / Gabriel Bouys)
A group of children are dragged in a sleigh after Filomena passes. (Photo: AFP / Gabriel Bouys)
The postcard of the Royal Palace of Madrid covered in snow on January 9, 2021. (Photo: AFP / Gabriel Bouys)

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due to the historic snowfall, they analyze declaring a catastrophic zone in Madrid

The situation in Madrid after the great snowfall is critical, so much so that Mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida advanced this Sunday in an extraordinary Government Meeting that the City Council is considering requesting the declaration of a catastrophic area for the capital after the passage of the storm Filomena , which caused at least three deaths.

“We value that state, it is one of the options we use as a means and way of controlling this situation,” said the mayor, according to the newspaper ABC.

Martínez-Almeida, accompanied by the Deputy Mayor Begoña Villacís, the Security and Emergencies delegate Inmaculada Sanz and the Mayor of Environment and Mobility Borja Carabante, explained that in the next few hours the legal nuances and the requirements to request this scenario will be evaluated.

At the same time, cleaning and emergency services continue to focus on removing the huge amounts of snow left by the storm in time to prevent it from turning into ice.

The mayor explained that the city has already deployed a total of 6,220 workers, who work together with the Military Emergency Unit (UME), in 115 streets to regain normalcy.

The objective, he informed, is to have a “minimum of mobility” after almost two days in solitary confinement.

The priority is to unblock access to hospitals and facilitate the passage of security and emergency vehicles, while the circulation of private vehicles is completely secondary at this time.

The City Council’s device, which has already partially cleared some arteries, also has 135 machines spread throughout the capital.

Martínez-Almeida also explained that more than seven tons of salt and another 675,000 liters of brine were distributed in recent days.

“It attests to the enormous effort in the face of this tsunami,” declared the mayor, while specifying that 88,000 kilos of salt were delivered to communities of owners.

The storm Filomena was moving this Sunday towards the regions of Catalonia and Aragon (northeast), affected until now by less significant snowfall than the day before in the center of the country. (NA)

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Snow-covered Madrid converted into a winter sports station

The heavy snowfall caused by the Filomena storm from Friday to Saturday left virtually all of Madrid’s communication routes impassable to cars, public road and rail transport shut down and the airport paralyzed.

For the second consecutive day, the streets and avenues covered by a blanket of snow, in some places over 50 cm thick, are being invaded by skiers, families with sleds and thousands of inhabitants who have gone out to walk, play and have fun , despite the authorities’ recommendations to stay home, for safety.

“The children forced us to get up early to come and play with the snow and here we are. We have to enjoy the weekend and what has brought us this historic snowfall”, told Lusa agency Juan Carlos Salvador that shortly after sunrise he was already strolling on the Madrid Rio promenade with his wife and two young children.

The sloping streets and avenues of the whole city are now makeshift ski slopes, where children also use plastic bags to slide through the snow, being careful not to hit cars covered by snow or trees that have fallen under the weight of snow.

Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday

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Spain is sinking in the snow

Et is the fiercest winter storm in half a century. Spain is sinking in the snow. While people in the cities buckled on their cross-country skis and fought snowball fights on the streets, the clearance teams fought against the chaos caused by the winter storm “Filomena”.

Madrid, where there was up to half a meter of snow, was practically cut off from the outside world on Saturday. During the night, drivers were stuck in their vehicles on the ring roads. More than 1,500 people have now been brought to safety, some of them only after twelve hours. The snow masses also blocked the fire brigade and paramedics. The Madrid mayor asked the army for support because the winter service in the capital was completely overwhelmed. According to the newspaper “El País”, the region only has a good hundred snow plows. Normally in the metropolis with more than three million inhabitants there is little or no snow in winter.

Storm Filomena is to blame: Madrid is experiencing the heaviest snowfalls in decades.





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Giant slalom through Madrid

Transport Minister José Luis Ábalos admitted that the situation had “exceeded the most pessimistic forecasts”. In addition to Madrid, the provinces of Cuenca, Toledo and Castellón are particularly affected. Hundreds of roads across the country are only passable with snow chains. The government called on citizens to stay home. Schools and universities in Madrid are closed on Monday and Tuesday. Four dead were reported by Saturday afternoon. Among them was a couple in the province of Malaga whose vehicle was swept away by a torrent. Heavy rains fell in the south of Spain.

On Saturday morning, the Renfe railway interrupted the train connections to Madrid, where bus and suburban train traffic had previously been suspended. The international airport in Madrid had already ceased operations on late Friday evening. More than 50 flights were canceled or rerouted during the night. After the snowfall had decreased on Saturday afternoon, the hope grew that at least one of the lanes could be opened again at night.

In Madrid alone, according to the state meteorological service Aemet, more snow fell within 24 hours than since 1971. Although the snowfall decreased on Saturday afternoon, the onset of winter is not over yet. Spain threatens a cold spell with temperatures of at least minus ten degrees by Thursday. Last Thursday, a new cold record was reached in the province of Léon with minus 35.8 degrees.

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