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Snow in Pyrenees and central Catalonia

Minor disruptions as authorities issue alert for severe weather

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23 January 2019 02:07 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The snow covered some northern parts of Catalonia on Wednesday, and reached central areas of the country, reaching towns like Vic and Manresa.

The authorities issued an alarm for snow for Wednesday in the counties closer to the Pyrenees, while another alert for high winds has also been issued in the south, north and east of the country.

During the morning, some 23 minor roads mostly near the Pyrenees have been affected by the weather conditions, with some restrictions for lorries and obligation to use snow chains.

Some 500 students were unable to reach school in central Catalonia because school buses could not drive them.

Yet there were no major disruptions in the areas with several weather conditions and the snow did not reach Barcelona's metro area.

Vielha, in the Aran Valley, registered 28cm of snow until noon on Wednesday, while La Seu d'Urgell had 19cm. Other county capitals also got some snowfalls, such as Sort (16cm) and Puigcerdà (14cm).  

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  • Image of a boulevard under snow in La Seu d'Urgell, northern Catalonia (by Albert Lijarcio)

  • Image of a boulevard under snow in La Seu d'Urgell, northern Catalonia (by Albert Lijarcio)

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