Many towns in the interior province yesterday woke up covered in white, the product of intense snowfall during the morning and part of the morning. Routes in the interior were impassable.
27 Apr 2016 – The road to Cuesta of the Portezuelo was closed as it was impossible to drive. There were landslides.
The Andalgalá delegation of Provincial Highway Administration said that due to the accumulation of snow in the upper area of the Cuesta de la Chilca, since yesterday is momentarily interrupted traffic on Provincial Route 48, which connects the town of Aconquija with the departmental capital of Andalgalá. It is that in this area the snow had completely invaded the area of the road, although not being paved the ground could absorb faster snow.
Another of the routes affected by the heavy snowfall is the Provincial Route 47, which links the provincial capital of Minas Capillitas Andalgalá with the district.
Cuesta El Portezuelo: The large amount of snow fall yesterday on the hill Ancasti and strong winds that caused landslides and falling electric poles have caused the traffic on the Cuesta de El Portezuelo for all types of vehicles is prevented.
According to reports from Civil Defense, from the place Los Mortars until passing Antennas was “impossible” to move because after the fall of snow occurred the phenomenon known as “black ice” which is a thin layer of glassy ice that forms on the surface it becomes very slippery what the road. Witnesses in the area of Cerro Ancasti fell about 40 cm. (16 inches) of snow.
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