Photos: Record snowfall disrupts life in Madrid

Schools, courts and museums were closed throughout Madrid on January 11, two days after central Spain was hit by a

Updated on Jan 12, 2021 11:34 AM IST 10 Photos

A person walks past fallen branches in Madrid amid heavy snowfall on January 9. The Spanish capital is trying to get back on its feet after a 50-year record snowfall that paralysed large parts of central Spain over the weekend. It has now led to icy weather that is hampering the rollout of the much-needed vaccination against the coronavirus.(Gabriel Bouys / AFP)

A plough clears snow in downtown Madrid on January 10. Nearly 700 roads remain affected throughout Spain, with winter tires or chains needed on roughly half of them, AP reported quoting transit authority DGT.(Manu Fernandez / AP)

A woman slides down steps outside the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid on January 10. With a sharp drop in temperatures on January 11 and frost freezing much of the snow, which reached more than 50 centimeters in some urban areas, authorities are calling on people to avoid all but essential trips out of their homes.(Gabriel Bouys / AFP)


People out in the snow outside the Royal Palace in Madrid on January 9. In Madrid, authorities are calling on citizens to avoid using the few lanes that civil protection and military battalions, aided by snowplows and bulldozers, have managed to clear for ambulances and emergency vehicles.(Gabriel Bouys / AFP)

A man snowboards down the Gran Via avenue in downtown Madrid on January 10. Much of the city's main services remained closed on January 11, including the main wholesale market, although some supermarkets and newsstands opened for the first time in three days.(Manu Fernandez / AP)