Civil Protection

Av. Dom Carlos I is halted as of this evening, at 10 pm due to severe weather

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Miguel Nogueira

Av. Dom Carlos I is halted as of this evening, at 10 pm due to the worsening of weather conditions in the seafront. Circulation restrictions will be lifted when weather conditions permit. This situation is re-assed on 10th February.

According to the Meteorological and Geophysics Institute (IPMA) forecast, it is expected that squalls of 75 km/h might occur, between 10 pm today, 8th February and extending until early hours on Wednesday, 10th February, also followed by thunderstorm and heavy precipitation.

The Municipal Civil Protection recommends that the population take the necessary precautions, with special focus on circulation, stay and parking near coastal areas. In addition, patio equipment, scaffolds, advertising flags and other hanging structures need to be reinforced or removed. The unclogging of water draining ways is also advised, as well as driving with caution due to slippery roads, water tables and flash floods.

Porto City Hall is permanently monitoring these weather forecasts, via its department of Transports, Inspection and Civil Protection, as well as implementing the necessary preventive safety measures and disseminating all the necessary warnings to the population.

Please contact 112 or the Porto Firefighter Battalion, via phone number 225 073 700, in case of emergency.