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Snow hinders traffic in Mallorca, Basque Country and La Rioja
11 January 2019 @ 10:18

SNOW has blocked several 'B-roads' across the country as Spain shivers in the grip of an Arctic front which has forced temperatures down to low single figures on the Mediterranean and double figures below zero inland.

Last night (Thursday) was the coldest so far this winter, with the record low for Spain being registered in Molina de Aragón (Guadalajara province, Castilla-La Mancha) at -12ºC.

The Aran Valley in the Pyrénées, part of the Catalunya province of Lleida, registered -10ºC in the early hours of Friday.

On the east and south coasts, traditionally the mainland areas with the mildest winters, late-night temperatures hovered around 8ºC to 10ºC, but the coldest part of the day this week has been at around 07.00 or 08.00 – just as most commuters are heading for, or getting up for work – when the mercury has been falling to between 3ºC and 5ºC.

Traffic authorities in Mallorca have warned drivers to put their snow chains on if they plan to travel along the Ma-10 in the Sierra Tramontana mountain range, since the 15-kilometre stretch between Mirador de Ses Barques and Sa Calobra is coated in a thick blanket of white.



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