The direction of Seville on the AP-4 highway was closed in the section corresponding to the town of Las Cabezas de San Juan due to falling trees caused by strong winds.
Sources from the Andalusian Traffic Management Center reported that several trees fell on the highway at kilometer points 41 and 42, towards Seville.
The Sevillian countryside is under a yellow warning due to strong winds due to the passage of Hurricane Bernard, which caused several incidents.
Many users indicated through social networks that they waited “more than an hour” for help from emergency units. This situation caused many drivers returning to Seville to be stuck on the road for hours.
Many trains were affected
In addition to this road situation, many trains were affected in the afternoon. According to Adif, at 6:50 p.m., the Lora del Río-Utrera Cercanías train stopped on track II between Dos Hermanas and the fork to Utrera, on the Seville-Cádiz line, due to running over a tree, leaving part of the road unusable.
At 7:00 p.m., traffic between San Juan del Puerto and Niebla (Huelva), on the Seville-Huelva line, was interrupted due to the fall of a tree on the catenary.
On the other hand, at 7:30 pm, a signaling fault was recorded on two tracks between Las Cabezas de San Juan and Utrera, which caused an average delay of 10 minutes for long and medium-distance trains.
Finally, since 7:45 p.m., also in Seville, traffic between Los Rosales and Villanueva del Río-Minas has been disrupted due to a tree falling on the road. A situation that caused the Cazalla-Constantina-Seville Cercanías train to be stopped at the Alcolea del Río Stop