Photo: Teleférico del Teide
Photo: Teleférico del Teide

Update 5.30pm: And now the TF-24 (La Esperanza) access road has also been open. Teide and its snow is open to the public!

Update 4.30pm: The Cabildo has just announced that the TF21 La Orotava-Boca Tauce access road has been reopened. The TF-24 (La Esperanza) remains closed to traffic.

Original post: The Tenerife Cabildo has said that after a night of significant rain and wind, particularly in the north and at altitude, all access roads to Teide have been closed as a result of snow and ice. The Teleférico has issued the above photo of the white-out at the cable-car station, and announced that of course the facilitiy is closed. They advise walkers not to try to reach the Refugio.

Meanwhile, the island will be getting back to normal – it’s incredible sometimes how one area can feel unaffected when storms cause chaos just a few kilometres away. This last temporal hit the north of Tenerife most particularly, and La Palma, La Gomera and Gran Canaria above all. Meteorologists say, however, that another weather front is coming in and should be with us on and from Thursday. More information about that in due course, I’m sure.

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