The city of Madrid works against the clock to resume normal activity after the passage of the stormy PhilomenaAfter a weekend of snowfall throughout the Community and especially in the center of the capital, leaving streets completely flooded by the accumulation of snow and the damage caused, such as the fall of trees on sidewalks and roads.
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The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida, and the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, appealed to citizens this Sunday to “stay at home” as much as possible, using telework formulas, and avoiding using the private vehicle, and have detailed that the more or less reasonable mobility for the private vehicle will not be achieved, at least, “until the end of the week.”
So far this week, the capital has recovered several hundred main thoroughfares, equivalent to 404 kilometers out of a total of 8,900, which is equivalent to 1,423 streets, and 105 kilometers of “pedestrian walkways” have been enabled.
The City Council has created an interactive map that is updated in real time and allows you to view the cleanliness of the roads. Among the streets enabled, the main streets in the center stand out, such as Gran Vía, the Prado-Recoletos-Castellana axis, the Ronda de Atocha and the Ronda de Toledo, as well as Calle del General Ricardos, Avenida de la Albufera, de los Poblados and Avenida de Andalucía. Also the M-30 remains open. Méndez Álvaro Street, part of Goya Street, José Abascal, Santa Engracia, Raimundo Fernández Villaverde, as well as the Avenida de la Institución Libre de Enseñanza, among others, have also been unblocked.
Both the City Council workers, as well as the cleaning services, as well as UME staff in the capital try to displace the snow and combat the ice that is materializing in the lower layers, on the sidewalks, in order to resume activity. The open roads are intended for the exclusive use of municipal services.
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