Floods galore, and a touch of snow

Local 11LOS CRISTIANOS and Playa de Las Americas suffered most as Tenerife suffered a bettering from rain on Monday – and there was even snow on Teide!

Arona and Adeje felt the full force of the storm, with flooding in some areas to a depth of over 2½ feet.

Some shops and garages were swamped, and the TF-1 was awash at Las Chafiras, where traffic came to a standstill.

There was serious motorway congestion for a while as vehicles became marooned in huge puddles.

Firemen and local police were called to attend the worst hit-areas, like Avenida Chayofita, San Telmo, Vista Sur and Torres del Sol as culverts and sewers overflowed.

Some roundabouts and roads near the coast were clobbered, causing more traffic havoc.

Businesses in Costa Adeje were also affected as rainwater built up in the streets, and there were a few minor traffic incidents. The old lady of Teide donned her white cape again for the first time in many months as snow fell at the 3,000-metre mark, where temperatures fell to minus-seven degrees.

It made for a striking, picture-postcard display on Tuesday morning as the sun took up its rightful place again after the previous day’s wash-out.

Happily, despite the floods, no injuries were reported.


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