By Matthew Roscoe • 11 January 2021 • 11:04
CREDIT: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
STORM Filomena leaves more than 21,600 students without school in the Valencian Community after a total of 27 municipalities decreed the closure of all their schools.
About 21,600 students from the Valencian Community will not have class this Monday (January 11) due to the consequences of the storm Filomena, which has left significant snowfalls in parts of the region.
As reported by the Ministry of Education, a total of 27 municipalities have decreed the closure of all their schools due to the cold wave.
In the province of Valencia they are: Ademuz, Algemesí, Almussafes, Benifaió, Camporrobles, Caudete de las Fuentes, Chera, Fuenterrobles, Requena, Sollana, Utiel and Venta del Moro (about 14,600 students).
In Castelló: Castellfort, Cinctorres, Forcall, Mata de Morella, Morella, Olocau del Rei, Pobla de Benifassà, Portell de Morella, Sierra Engarcerán, Vall d’Alba, Vilafranca and Vistabella (about 1,600 students).
In Alicante: Agost, Ibi and Monforte del Cid (approximately 5,400 students).
The Valencian Community was slowly recovering normality yesterday, especially in road and rail travel. Throughout the day, the emergency personnel worked intensively on cleaning the roads so that in the province of Alicante no more serious travel incidents occurred and in the province of Valencia, efforts were focused on the vicinity of Siete Aguas, according to the service 112 of the Generalitat.
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