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Torrential rains in Spain: Problems in the country’s metro and road network

Some of its subway lines Madrid and high-speed rail links to southern cities were disrupted this morning, with two people missing after the torrential rains rains that hit central Spain.

Emergency services responded to nearly 1,200 incidents in the area overnight as firefighters and police searched for two missing people in rural Aldea del Fresno, southwest of Madrid, said Javier Civite, the representative of the emergency services in the region in question. “The fate of two people, a father and his son, who were inside a vehicle that was swept away by a flood that formed when the Alberce River swelled, is unknown,” Civite said. “We hope that we will have a positive result.”

Roads in the Madrid region were closed while six bridges collapsed under the pressure of the overflowing waters. The sudden torrential rains that hit the country turned roads into rivers in the regions of Madrid, Castile, Catalonia and Valencia. Hail also fell in many areas, reports APE-MPE.

However, the heavy rain had eased this morning. Rain continued across most of the country, but the National Weather Service lowered the alert level to yellow today, down from orange and red yesterday, Sunday.

Metro lines remained closed this morning in Madrid. Some high-speed train services between Madrid and the Andalusia region in southern Spain resumed later today, but trains are running at slower speeds than usual.

Source: News Beast

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