Authorities worried about collapsing roofs.
11 Mar 2016 – Two-thirds of the state were covered by snow between Tuesday and Thursday. In fact, the snow came to places considered atypical, such as Mapimí and Cuencamé predominantly arid regions.
In Cuencamé, for example, from 7:50 pm on Thursday, it began to snow, a situation not seen since just over 18 years ago, on December 12, 1997.
In total, 25 municipalities recorded falling snow and sleet.
On Thursday, again, highway closures were recorded in both the roads linking Durango and Mazatlan, as on the road to Santiago Papasquiaro. Even very slow transit routes in some sections are completely covered with snow.
In the early hours of Thursday it was again closed to traffic in both the free road and the Durango-Mazatlan highway, which stranded about 300 people.
This was also true in auxiliary roads and dirt roads Guanacevi, San Dimas, Pueblo Nuevo, Santiago Papasquiaro, Tepehuanes, Tamazula, Otáez, Durango, Canatlan, Nuevo Ideal, Coneto de Comonfort, San Juan del Rio, White Rock, Guadalupe Victoria, Mezquital, Poanas, Nombre de Dios, Panuco de Coronado, Rodeo, Canelas, Topia, Súchil, Cuencamé, Mapimí and Hidalgo, which is the complete list of municipalities with snow.
In response, the government plans to apply for Emergency Declaration for 21 municipalities.
In the municipalities of Guanacevi, Tepehuanes, Pueblo Nuevo, San Dimas and Santiago Papasquiaro, authorities are worried about too much snow on roofs because they can collapse after weakening the structure, especially on flat roofs.
In addition, the Ministry of Education in the State announced the closure of most institutions of higher and middle levels learning, plus preschool, primary and secondary .
Guadalupe Victoria International Airport (AIGV) closed its runway at 9:00 am by falling snow and crystallization of the tracks.
Meteorologist Florencio Rodriguez Loera of the Meteorological Observatory Durango, said that low temperature in mountainous regions will be 10.0 degrees below zero in the morning, with the maximum temperature between 16 and 17 degrees Celsius .
They also decided to close schools yesterday because of strong winds:
about 800 trees have fallen, along with other objects damaging the city and some people:
We can also note that it’s snowing in central part of Mexico in places like Jalisco, Estado de Mexico and Morelos:
This is the climate report for the next hours:
Some temperatures about zero celsius alongside mexican central volcanic belt.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis and Carlos (Red Eagle) for these links