Alicante airport closed amid safety issues as storm hits eastern Spain

Alicante airport closed amid safety issues as storm hits eastern Spain
Alicante airport will remain closed all day Monday as Spain is battered by Storm Gloria.

Dozens of flights were cancelled and rerouted through other airports as the province was put on red alert for strong winds and torrential rain.

 

Thousands of passengers were told to check their status of their flights as AENA confirmed that 179 flights were affected by the airport closure.

A fire that broke out on the terminal roof at the airport last Wednesday added to security fears in the high winds which hit the region on Sunday and were expected to continue throughout Monday. 

High winds brought in big waves and caused damage to sea front resorts across the coast of Valencia while in the interior, roads were closed by heavy snow.

IN PICS: Nine provinces on red alert as Storm Gloria sweeps across Spain


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