Snow in Gran Canaria leads to roads being shut by the Cabildo
The first flakes of snow and sleet fell last night (Wednesday) on the summit of Gran Canaria, after the Cabildo declared an alert for snowfall on the island following forecasts from the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).
Late last night the Cabildo closed the accesses to Pico de las Nieves due to adverse weather conditions, and the presence of snow and ice on the road.
Specifically, the GC-130, at the Llanos de la Pez junction, and the GC-134 and GC-135 were classed as dangerous for drivers, and they are advising drivers to take extreme caution and avoid going to the summit.
At the same time, the Gran Canaria Island Civil Protection Plan (PEIN) was activated at 9:00pm last night, without an undefined end date at this stage.
AEMET forecasts a risk of snowfall above the level of 1,400 metres and had already activated different yellow weather warnings for the islands, given the climatic instability. Currently, the summits of Gran Canaria and Tenerife are on a yellow warning due to the accumulation of snow until 9:00am this morning (Thursday).
Meanwhile, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are forecast to be affected by storms and accumulated rainfall of around 15 litres of water per metre square per hour from 9:00am this morning until 7:59pm this evening.
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