In most of the country now snowfalls and strong winds. In some regions, classes in schools have been canceled. Many residents were left without electricity, heat, and water.
A blizzard has hit Spain, killing three people. It is the worst storm in half a century, Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said.
“It is with regret that [we have to report] three deaths,” the interior minister said. He added that two people died in the autonomous community of Andalucia, one in the autonomous community of Madrid.
According to the Andalusian emergency services, a woman died after her vehicle was swept away by a river current between the towns of Fuengirola and Mijas. Later, the body of a man who was in the same car was found.
A total of the region because of the elements recorded more than 600 incidents.
We wrote that Madrid was covered by the largest snowfalls in a decade. The height of the snow cover has already reached 60 centimeters in the Spanish capital.
The Mayor of the capital Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida urged citizens not to go out on the streets. The Autonomous Communities of Madrid and Castile-La Mancha canceled classes on January 11 and 12 in educational institutions. In Madrid, some homes were left without water, electricity, and heating due to problems caused by the snowfall.