Storm Filomena breaks snow levels record in Spain


Large parts of Spain have been blanketed with snow following blizzard. Storm Filomena broke a 50-year snow levels record.

Filomena brought Spain to a stand still with trains and airports suspending operations. Two people died, a man and a woman, after their car was washed away by a flooded river near the town of Fuengirola.

Madrid and another 9 provinces are on red alert. The military had been called in to assist in rescuing civilians trapped in vehicles.

The Spanish weather agency AEMET forecasts 24 hours of continuous snowfall in some regions. Over 50cm of snow were registered in the urban areas of Madrid.

Filomena managed to disrupt La Liga. Top teams could not travel to respect their fixtures. Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao was postponed after the plane carrying Bilbao’s team on Friday was unable to land in the capital and had to turn around.

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