By Humphrey Carter

LIFE began to return to normal in Majorca yesterday after one of the heaviest snowfalls since 1972 on Tuesday night.
There were a few more flurries over night and yesterday morning with the 112 emergency centre fielding over 300 calls between Wednesday and 6am yesterday morning.

The 112 centre reported that during the 24 hours, a total of 314 calls from across the Balearics were handled.
Most of them from people wanting information about weather and road conditions although 16 were to report traffic accidents and three regarding fallen trees or electricity pylons.

Pupils in the villages worst hit by the snow returned to school yesterday although schools opened an hour later to give parents the chance to get through safely.

The school bus system also returned to work as usual.
Some stretches of road were still closed between Arta and Betlen and there were problems of black ice along the road between Bunyola and Coll d'Orient. Part of the Pollensa to the ses Barques view point also remained closed.

The Guardia Civil have also installed warnings of large patches of ice on the Sa Calobra road and the Porto Cristo roundabout.