France and Spain remain hostages of the cold cyclone

Severe winter possesses Europe

In brief: Incredible amount of precipitation has covered Mediterranean coast of Spain.

Europe is still in the captivity of severe winter. Snow has today covered the beaches of France and Spain. Sharp temperature drop has paralyzed the stabile life of coastal cities on the Mediterranean shore. In the epicenter of the snowstorm is now France and Spain.

In the South part of France streets of coastal cities are covered with snow, beaches are in the snowdrifts and even evergreen palms are colored in white. Slippery roads cause a lot of car accidents and traffic jams.

Incredible amount of precipitation has covered Mediterranean coast of Spain. More than 220 000 people are remained without electricity. The most suffered is Barcelona. The temperature of -1 degree is unusual for the capital of Catalonia. Besides, there has been sharp temperature drop from +18 to -1. The city is covered with snow and ice.

Maria Velikanova
2010-03-09 11:56, Society.

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