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Madrid goes under the covers as heaviest snowfall in decades bring city to a standstill

Madrid residents put on their skis and snow shoes to enjoy the city's biggest snowfall in decades.

January 11, 2021 / 02:31 PM IST
Two people speak in front of the snow-covered main entrance of the Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
Two people speak in front of the snow-covered main entrance of the Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
A police car is seen stranded in the snow on a street in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
A police car is stranded in the snow on a street in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
People play in the snow covering the M-30 motorway, in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
People play in the snow covering the M-30 motorway, in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
An emergency vehicle drives past people walking in the snow on the M-30 motorway, in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
An emergency vehicle drives past people walking in the snow on the M-30 motorway, in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
People walk past trees fallen on a street, during a heavy snowfall in the centre of Madrid, Spain January 9. (Image: Reuters)
People walk past trees fallen on a street during a heavy snowfall in the centre of Madrid, Spain January 9. (Image: Reuters)
People are seen from the rooftop of the Circulo de Bellas Artes cultural center, as they stand and walk near the Cibeles Fountain and the City Hall building during a heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain January 9. (Image: Reuters)
People are seen from the rooftop of the Circulo de Bellas Artes cultural center, as they stand and walk near the Cibeles Fountain and the City Hall building during a heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain January 9. (Image: Reuters)
A person stands between snow-covered cars during a heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
A person stands between snow-covered cars during a heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
An airport worker sits on the wheel of a parked snow-covered plane as one of his colleague takes a picture of another coworker lying on the snow at Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport, which is suspending flights due to heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
An airport worker sits on the wheel of a parked snow-covered plane as one of his colleagues takes a picture of another coworker lying on the snow at Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport, which suspended flights due to heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
General view of parked planes at Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport, which is suspending flights due to heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
General view of parked planes at Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport, which suspended flights due to heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain, January 9. (Image: Reuters)
Snow-covered tables are seen at Plaza Mayor square during snowfall in Madrid, Spain, January 8. (Image: Reuters)
Snow-covered tables are seen at Plaza Mayor square during snowfall in Madrid, Spain, January 8. (Image: Reuters)
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first published: Jan 11, 2021 02:28 pm

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