Spain’s capital delays reopening of schools after historic snowfall

Spain’s capital delays reopening of schools after historic snowfall

Madrid's regional government on Friday postponed the opening of schools until January 20 because many roads remained blocked a week after Spain's worst snowstorm in decades.

EXPLAINED: Why everyone in Madrid is talking about its trees

EXPLAINED: Why everyone in Madrid is talking about its trees

ANALYSIS: Should Madrid be declared a disaster zone as true cost of storm damage emerges?

ANALYSIS: Should Madrid be declared a disaster zone as true cost of storm damage emerges?

Madrid resident turns snowy rooftop into silent movie cinema

Madrid resident turns snowy rooftop into silent movie cinema

IN PICS: Spectacular images of snow-covered Spain from the air

IN PICS: Spectacular images of snow-covered Spain from the air

Spain races to clear snow before cold snap freezes roads

Spain races to clear snow before cold snap freezes roads

UPDATED: Snowstorms leave three dead in Spain

UPDATED: Snowstorms leave three dead in Spain

IN PICS: Skiers, snowboarders and a dogsled take to the streets of Madrid

IN PICS: Skiers, snowboarders and a dogsled take to the streets of Madrid

Madrid snowfall grounds flights and blocks roads

Madrid snowfall grounds flights and blocks roads

IN PICS: Madrid transformed into winter wonderland with heaviest snowfall in decades

IN PICS: Madrid transformed into winter wonderland with heaviest snowfall in decades

Storm Filomena leaves much of Spain under blanket of snow

Storm Filomena leaves much of Spain under blanket of snow

Spain set for big freeze: sub-zero temperatures and ‘heaviest snowfall in years’

Spain set for big freeze: sub-zero temperatures and ‘heaviest snowfall in years’

Winter is here: Spain braced for icy blast and snowfall over puente

Winter is here: Spain braced for icy blast and snowfall over puente

A weekend in Spain’s Formigal: Guide for skiers and snowboarders

A weekend in Spain’s Formigal: Guide for skiers and snowboarders

Storm warnings in place across Spain (including the islands)

Storm warnings in place across Spain (including the islands)

Avalanche kills two in Catalonia’s Aran Valley

Avalanche kills two in Catalonia’s Aran Valley

Spring delayed in Spain with promise of fresh snow

Spring delayed in Spain with promise of fresh snow

IN PICS: Spain’s big freeze means people are skiing to work in San Sebastián

IN PICS: Spain’s big freeze means people are skiing to work in San Sebastián

Storm Emma, the beast from the East, sweeps across Spain

Storm Emma, the beast from the East, sweeps across Spain

IN PICS: A week of winter in Spain

IN PICS: A week of winter in Spain

IN PICS: Mysterious glow lights up Spain’s highest mountain

IN PICS: Mysterious glow lights up Spain’s highest mountain

IN PICS: Snow and ice turns Spain into winter wonderland

IN PICS: Snow and ice turns Spain into winter wonderland

Snow brings chaos to roads across northern and central Spain

Snow brings chaos to roads across northern and central Spain

Snow warnings issued for drivers ahead of weekend freeze

Snow warnings issued for drivers ahead of weekend freeze

IN PICS: Big freeze transforms southern Spain into Costa del Snow

IN PICS: Big freeze transforms southern Spain into Costa del Snow

Big freeze continues across Spain with 30 provinces on alert

Big freeze continues across Spain with 30 provinces on alert

Hundreds trapped in vehicles overnight on Spanish roads as snow brings chaos

Hundreds trapped in vehicles overnight on Spanish roads as snow brings chaos

IN PICS: Historic town of Ronda cut off as cold front reaches Costa del Sol

IN PICS: Historic town of Ronda cut off as cold front reaches Costa del Sol

GALLERY Amazing images of Spain’s beaches in snow

GALLERY Amazing images of Spain’s beaches in snow

Two dead and thousands lose power in Spain snow storms

Two dead and thousands lose power in Spain snow storms

Brrrrrrrrrr! Snow and ice turn Spain into winter wonderland

Brrrrrrrrrr! Snow and ice turn Spain into winter wonderland

Big freeze: Red alert as severe storms sweep across Spain

Big freeze: Red alert as severe storms sweep across Spain

Spain braced as icy winds and snow storms sweep nation

Spain braced as icy winds and snow storms sweep nation

Eight amazing ski resorts in Spain

Eight amazing ski resorts in Spain

Brr! Spain records first snowfall of season high in the Sierra Nevada

Brr! Spain records first snowfall of season high in the Sierra Nevada

The rain in Spain falls mainly…everywhere

The rain in Spain falls mainly…everywhere

Spanish village trapped by snow for a month

Spanish village trapped by snow for a month

Intrepid bear cub turns up on snowy doorstep

Intrepid bear cub turns up on snowy doorstep

Cold snap is causing chaos across Spain

Cold snap is causing chaos across Spain

Hundreds stranded as snow cripples Spain

Hundreds stranded as snow cripples Spain

Wrap up warm! Cold front hits Spain

Wrap up warm! Cold front hits Spain

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Two dead as storms batter Spain

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Pyrenean snowfall halves in 60 years

Spain on alert for freezing conditions

Spain on alert for freezing conditions

Spanish ski resorts close amid high winds

Spanish ski resorts close amid high winds

‘Spain stopped Al-Qaeda drone attack’: US

‘Spain stopped Al-Qaeda drone attack’: US

Weather warning: snow and strong winds

Weather warning: snow and strong winds

IN IMAGES: Spain sees August snow as temperatures plummet

IN IMAGES: Spain sees August snow as temperatures plummet