Winter Storm Filomena hit Spain with all its might over the weekend, with snow in the north and flooding in the south. It was the worst winter storm to hit Spain in several decades.
Neighbors next to the Gregorio Maranon Hospital in Madrid pitched in to clear the snow. More than 50cm (nearly 20 inches) of snow fell in Madrid.
The weekend snowstorm gave the Oriente Square a fresh - albeit temporary - paint job.
The homeless were especially vulnerable during the storm. At least two people froze to death.
With paths and roads turning slippery, some people found another way to get around the city.
More than 1,500 people were stuck on the roads across the country over the weekend. It took more than 24 hours to free all of the drivers.
Winter storm Filomena dropped more than half a meter of snow in some places, needing plows to work around the clock to clear the roads
The old Madrid-Burgos railway was impassable due to the storm. Several above ground train tracks suffered a similar fate.
The strom brought down several tree branches in the city, leaving more to clean up after the storm.
Workers had to put in extra time in order to clear the field in time for the Osasuna-Real Madrid match at El Sadar stadium in Pamplona. The match ended in a scoreless draw.
While the snow crippled transportation around Spain, some were able to have fun in a new way, like sledding.
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Health workers distributing the COVID-19 vaccine have been forced to take extra precautions after Spain was paralyzed by Storm Filomena. The snowfall in Madrid reached a level unseen in half a century.
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