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The heaviest snowfall since 1971, a snowstorm brings Madrid, Spain to a halt

Last Updated 3 months ago by Devontae Jackson.

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Snow fell in Madrid causing major traffic problems and killing 4 people. The royal family of Spain said, “The royal family would like to express their sorrow for victims of the storm … and ask for extreme caution against the risks of accumulation of ice and snow.” Spain’s Interior Minister asked for people to avoid traveling that is not deemed essential.


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Madrid’s airport was reportedly closed Friday night and will remain closed for the rest of Saturday. Between 10 to 20 inches of snow fell according to Spain’s Meteorological Service. They also said it was the heaviest snowfall in Madrid since 1971. More than 600 roads were blocked because of snow and 1,500 people had to be rescued from their cars. Some took the snowstorm with good measure as some skied and snowboarded down roads.


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