March 9, 2021

A great snowfall Villena (Alicante) from 7 hours

The city of Villena has been incommunicado by road since 7 hours because of a heavy snowfall by the stormy ‘Gloria’, which has left between 5 and 10 centimeters thick through the streets of the city, record waves of 8.44 meters of height in the buoy of Valencia of Puertos del Estado and winds of up to 108 kilometers per hour in some Valencian locality, as in Barx.

According to the local police of Villena, at the moment all the accesses to the town are cut, including those of the A-31 (Alicante-Albacete) and A-33 (Autovía del Altiplano) highways.

The interruption of road connections with the exterior occurred around 7 hours and at this time it continues to snow in this city of just under 35,000 inhabitants.

Several snow throwers and backhoes operate from early in the morning to restore normalcy as soon as possible, they have added the same sources.

The storm ‘Gloria’ is causing numerous problems in the traffic of the province of Alicante, with cuts in the aforementioned highways and also the A-7 passing through Ibi, and the closing of the Alicante-Elche airport at least until 7 hours , while 73 locations have suspended classes, as a precaution.


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