Spain is in the grip of a terrible blizzard. Storm Philomena hit central Spain on Saturday. It was the worst storm in decades. Four deaths have been reported so far in the storm. The snowstorm has disrupted roads, railways and flights in the country. The country’s interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, said the storm was the worst in 50 years.
According to the BBC, the worst affected area is Madrid. Eight inches of snow is expected in the next 24 hours. The snowstorm began in Madrid on Friday afternoon. Traffic was moving on the road at that time. They were set up near the capital. Barajas Airport was closed and many roads were closed. In addition, all trains with Madrid were stopped.
Meteorologists have warned that the temperature may drop to minus 10 degrees Celsius in the next few days. In this situation the snow can turn into ice and the damaged trees can fall. On Sunday, Communications Minister Jose Luis Abals said about 20,000 kilometers of roads in central Spain had been damaged by the storm. The government will send food and corona vaccines to people trapped in those areas.