The Council of Tenerife has ruled out this Thursday starting the ‘Operative Nevadas’ and that a bus circuit to access the snow at Teide National Park after the snowfall recorded this Wednesday at the summit of the island.
This has been explained to journalists by the president of the Cabildo, Peter Martin, and the insular director of Highways, Tomás García, who have pointed out that the restrictions imposed by the pandemic also make it unfeasible to favor the concentration of people.
Martín has assumed that “there will hardly be an ideal solution” since the Las Cañadas highway “has the capacity it has and from 1,500 vehicles collapses“, apart from the fact that it is a national park and “works cannot be done” to widen the roads.
He has admitted that buses “are an option”, but aside from health issues, he has indicated that people usually wait for the last buses and “normally” the ones at noon and early in the afternoon are not taken much, which “does not allow for a system that really works” .
However, he has commented that if the sun begins to act throughout this Friday, he will be able to “open his hand” and allow access —now the climbs through La Esperanza and La Orotava are cut–.
García, for his part, has commented that right now there are a lot of ice on the road and “the roads cannot be reopened” so it is not planned to activate the ‘Operative Nevadas’.