Extreme Weather Forces Evacuations in Sierra De Madrid

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Extreme Weather Forces Evacuations in Sierra De Madrid
Conditions in Navacerrada Credit: Twitter

EXTREME weather forces evacuations in Sierra de Madrid as hundreds visitors are stranded for hours.

The Sierra de Madrid saw freezing temperatures over the weekend and a massive number of visitors to the area. This caused the Guardia Civil to limit access and evacuate visitors. Car parks were also full and traffic jams led to further issues.

The return bus line to Madrid was hit by snow and ice, which along with massive numbers of visitors led to 350 people being evacuated from Navacerrada. Summa 112, the Red Cross and Forest agents have been put on alert in the area after temperatures of minus seven were recorded, that with wind chill felt like minus 20.

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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