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Euronews 12 Jan 2021

Army drafted in to clear roads, airports and train tracks after unusually heavy snow in Madrid

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Authorities in Madrid have drafted in the army in an effort to clear roads, airports and train tracks. At least four people have died and thousands of travelers have been left stranded after the Spanish capital was blanketed with an unusual amount of snow.


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