Roads in Serra da Estrela closed due to Snowfall

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 26-11-2020 13:24:00 · 2 Comments

The access roads to Serra da Estrela were closed on 26 November due to a snowfall, a source from the Castelo Branco District Operations Command told the Lusa News Agency.

According to the source, Piornos/Torre crossing, Torre crossing/ Torre and Torre / Lagoa Comprida were closed at 9:15 am, with no prevision of reopening.

For 26 November, the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere foresees: “generally cloudy skies and periods of rain or showers, which will be snow above 1600/18000 meters in altitude”.

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We too had a smidge of snow, just down by Monte REI Golf Course. At first I thought it was foam, then I thought a refrigerated lorry had dumped some ice!! So got out of car and checked, and it was indeed snow. I have photos to prove it. Also Aldeia Nova in Altura had snow according to local sources.

By Jane Linda M Bovey from Algarve on 28-11-2020 01:50

The road to Pico do Areeiro in Madeira is also closed since yesterday due to snowfall. Worth mentioning, I think, since Madeira is still part of Portugal!

By Scarlett Verkuijlen from Algarve on 26-11-2020 02:38
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