Almeria province’s Winter Roads Plan guarantees access during bad weather

BAD WEATHER: Winter Roads Plan keeps Almeria highways open Photo credit: Diputacion de Almeria

AS snow fell on Almeria’s mountains, four Sierra de los Filabres had to be closed to traffic on the night of March 3.

Although they reopened later, chains were still necessary while the cold snap lasted, the Diputacion provincial council announced.

Meanwhile, the Diputacion assured the populations of all inland towns that the Plan de Vialidad Invernal (Winter Roads Plan) guaranteed access to their municipalities.

“Operatives are on call to attend to any incident on the 1,200 kilometres of provincial roads that link Almeria’s 103 municipalities,” announced the Diputacion’s vice-president Angel Escobar, who is also responsible for Public Works.

“The Winter Roads Plan’s 70 employees can call on all of the Road Brigades’ human and material resources that are available to all municipalities,” Escobar emphasised.

“As always at this time of the year when facing low temperatures and adverse weather conditions, we are ready to deal with any kind of eventuality,” he added.  “The province’s roads will be kept in perfect condition, with road safety guaranteed.”

Escobar explained that the Dìputacion’s Winter Roads Plan, which can mobilise more than 70 specialised vehicles including snowploughs, could also be expanded should the occasion arise.

He also praised the Diputacion personnel assigned to the province’s highways. “Year round, but particularly in the winter, they soldier on to guarantee drivers’ safety.”

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Linda Hall

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