By Sarah Keane • 07 January 2021 • 9:28
Photo credit: Laboratorio de Climatologia de la Universidad de Alicante
Storm Filomena brings snow and rain, causing chaos on roads in Spain’s Valencia
Much of Spain is already feeling the effects of Storm Filomena, which State Meteorological Agency AEMET has said will batter the country with rain, wind and snowfall from early on Thursday, January 6. Eight roads in the Valencian Community have already been seriously affected by the extreme weather, according to a tweet from 112GVA.
Drivers have been warned of dangerous conditions on seven routes in Alicante – the A-7, CV-80, CV-70, CV-800 and N-340 as well as the A-3 near Requena in Valencia. Trucks and articulated lorries are being prohibited to use many of the roads until conditions improve.
The three Valencia provinces have been put under an orange weather alert as AEMET confirmed that the area could see up to 15cm of snow.
Several schools in the region have also postponed their re-opening after Christmas until next week, when the weather is expected to improve.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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