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Spain's southwestern Jerez cut off by flooding

Spain's southwestern Jerez cut off by flooding

Spanish authorities say heavy rains in the country's southwestern tip have cut off access to the city of Jerez.
Airport authority AENA say Jerez airport is closed and 24 scheduled flights had been canceled.
The Development Ministry says the AP-4 highway linking the city and the surrounding sherry wine-making region to the rest of the country would also remain closed until floodwaters recede.
A ministry statement Friday said several submerged vehicles had to be removed from the highway.
Spain's railway authority Renfe said rail lines to Jerez and the port city of Cadiz were unusable due to flooding.
Southern Spain has been hard hit by one of the coldest and wettest winters in years.


Updated : 2021-09-20 03:18 GMT+08:00