SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 15. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife has deactivated the Insular Emergency Plan (PEIN) on Tuesday after the end of the current wind alert and the snow pre-alert issued by the Government of the Canary Islands. The protocol had been activated yesterday Monday preventively.
The island president, Pedro Martín, indicated that once the Government of the Canary Islands has ended the alert for winds that affected the Island, as well as the pre-alert for snowfall, and after checking with the Civil Protection technicians of the Cabildo that the weather conditions have improved, the PEIN has been deactivated.
Most of the interventions carried out yesterday afternoon on the Island were related to falling branches and street furniture due to the wind. Tenerife Firefighters carried out 78 interventions during the PEIN activation period, mainly concentrated in Adeje, Arona, Valle de Güímar, Santa Cruz and La Laguna due to falling branches, trees, power and telephone poles or solar panels. As for the alert for coastal phenomena, it is still active today.
In the municipality of Garachico, the main road has already been reopened. However, the section from Vilaflor to the Cable Car has been opened on the roads of the Teide National Park, but they continue to be closed due to the presence of ice on the road, and will remain so until the risk of landslides disappears, the TF-21 by La Orotava from kilometer point 24 to 43, TF-24 from kilometer point 16 to 43, the TF-523 in Arafo from kilometer 10 to 18 and the TF-38 that goes from Chío to Bocatauce from kilometer 23.