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Rural Cantabria villagers hopeful of 'release' after a month snowed in
22 February 2015 @ 13:42

RESIDENTS in a Cantabria village are just starting to get back to normal after having been completely cut off from the outside world for a month due to extreme snowfall.

Up to three metres of snow gathered on some of the roads in and near Tresviso in the north, and the 20 villagers of the municipality deep in the heart of the Picos de Europa mountain range say they are 'getting a bit bored with it all'.

They say they are used to thick snow every winter, but 'not like this', and that they have not seen the like in at least a decade.

Emergency police and military helicopters have been flying in parcels of food, medicines, and salt to try to clear the roads since the middle of January.

The village is made up of several farms and, to get to their livestock, owners have to walk over the top of the snow - which is over six feet deep in places - since the footpaths are completely buried without trace.


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