Serra da Estrela roads closed

By TPN/Lusa, in Regional · 08-02-2021 14:16:00 · 0 Comments

Some of the access roads to Serra da Estrela have been closed this morning due to snowfall and adverse weather conditions, said a source from the District Operations Command from Castelo Branco to Lusa News Agency.

According to the source, at 10:15 am, road traffic is forbidden on the Piornos / Torre, Torre / Lagoa Comprida and Lagoa Comprida / Loriga and Lagoa Comprida / Cruzeiro do Sabugueiro sections.

The districts of Guarda and Castelo Branco are today under a yellow warning due to snowfall above 1,200 / 1,400 metres.

According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), this snow warning started at 03:50 am today and will be in effect until 00:00 on Tuesday.

The IPMA foresees for today "periods of rain, more frequent in the North and Center and snowfall in the highlands of the North and Center".

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