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Slices of the maritime traffic and schools closed because of the temporary in Spain

February 10, 2014 1:27 pm

Madrid, Feb 10 (Entravision) .- The storm that is hitting Spain, with strong winds, has resulted in the court of maritime communications in the Strait of Gibraltar, more than 4,000 children affected by the closure of schools in Galicia (northwestern) and the fall of trees and destruction in the streets of the cities.

The storm of wind has registered today gusts up to 115 km/h and is expected to continue this Tuesday with alerts by wind and snowfall in 13 regions of the country

in Andalusia (south), the wind has particularly affected to the maritime traffic, forcing the suspension of the output of ships of the port of Tarifa and Algeciras (Cadiz) and of the connections by sea and air between the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla (in North Africa) and the Iberian Peninsula.

The activity of the ports of the Strait of Gibraltar has been standardized throughout the morning, when has been subsiding the storm, which has also affected the communications by road, forcing cut ports and stretches of various secondary roads.

It has also caused material damage to the urban furniture of many cities.

In Asturias (north), the difficulties in traffic have caused several accidents, some with minor injuries and have forced the closure of several mountain passes, according to the Civil Guard.

In Madrid, the wind knocked down a large obelisk causing no casualties or major damage.

The snow fall in the last few hours in Castilla y León (center) has forced the closure of four road stretches, while in another twenty roads chains are required, and the region is also attentive to the flooding rivers.

The State Agency of Meteorology has been turned on for this Tuesday yellow alerts and oranges in 18 provinces of 13 autonomous communities and in the city of Melilla, in north Africa.

The Directorate General of Civil Protection and Emergency alert that this Tuesday could snow throughout the region of Madrid.

The temporary sea will become more intense in some areas of the north and northwest, as well as the northeast, the south and the archipelagos of the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.