The important rains that fell in Tenerife due to the incidence of the stormy celia have caused many incidents. One of them, the breakdowns in numerous traffic lights in Santa Cruz of Tenerife. Early yesterday afternoon, the traffic in the island’s capital was collapsedsomething that happens frequently when it rains in the city.
On this occasion, the Local police has warned of all incidents at traffic lights in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, detailing those that are found with several.
The agents ask for the utmost caution when driving, especially if it is done in the following areas of the city:
- Avda. Venezuela with avda. Canary Islands.
- Avda. Marítima with avda. Saint Sebastian.
- C/ Imeldo Serís with avda. Well done Murillo.
- Avda, Anaga with Avda. José Martí.
Incidents in the Canary Islands
In addition, of the incidents that occurred at the traffic lights in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Coordinating Center for Emergencies and Security (Cecoes) 112 has coordinated until 1:00 p.m. this Monday more than 200 incidents due to the wind storm in the Canary Islands, the mostly related to the fall of trees and power lines, as well as a wall on a bus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Most of the incidents have been located in the municipalities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and La Laguna and are related to the fall of trees and branches, power lines, fences, walls and displacement of containers.
To a lesser extent, incidents have also been dealt with in the Tenerife municipalities of Candelaria, Güímar and Arafo and in the Gran Canaria municipalities of Teror, Arucas, Firgas and San Brígida.
The Local Police of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is intervening on the Cardón highway at the height of the access to the Díaz Casanova Industrial Estate due to the fall of a wall on a bus, which has not caused serious injuries.
In addition, at the La Ballena roundabout, retentions are taking place while a crane tries to remove a vehicle that left the road and invaded the interior garden area, and one of the lanes has been closed to traffic.
Likewise, the Operational Coordination Center of the Local Administration (Cecopal) of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has registered some 20 incidents due to the displacement of containers, falling branches, posters, metal plates and fencing.
In the work, members of the 112 Canarias, firefighters, Civil Protection and Local Police are coordinated, as well as municipal services personnel, who also work in the traffic lane of Las Teresitas beach, where the wind has displaced containers and hammocks.
This lane has been closed to traffic after being partially flooded, as reported by the Local Police of the capital of Tenerife, which also regulates traffic at the intersection of the Dominican Republic due to a traffic light failure at said intersection.
In addition, the Cabildo de Tenerife has announced that access to the Teide National Park remain closed due to the passage of the Celia storm through the Archipelago, which this Tuesday continues to wreak havoc on the islands.
Specifically, the roads that are currently closed due to the presence of sleet and ice on the road are the TF-38 highway, from Boca Tauce; TF-24, by La Esperanza; TF-21, through the Tenerife municipality of Granadilla and passing through Vilaflor; and, according to the Security Area of La Orotava, also by the TF-21.
The authorities have asked the population of Tenerife to take extreme precautions and avoid going to the Teide National Park to observe the snowfall that, since yesterday, has been falling on the peaks of the island.