Ecuador: Road to Papallacta closed due to snow, cleaning in process

Posted on August 25, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency (machine translated) A layer of approximately 6 centimeters of snow covered a part of the road that leads to Papallacta , this Friday, August 25, 2017. Interprovincial cars and buses were affected, at kilometer 20. At the moment it is closed by works of cleaning.

ATENCIÓN | Vía Pifo-Papallacta cerrada por precaución.

Mónica Valdiviezo, a technician at the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI) , explained that the presence of snow is due to the fact that in the past few days cold air from the Amazon came in which, when combined with warm air, “sublimated in reverse” In other words, instead of producing rain, it became “in snow”.

Kilometer 20 of the road to Papallacta covered with snow. Photo: Fire Corps Quito For the meteorologist Valdiviezo, what happened does not mean a winter advance, but is eventually made. It is planned, according to the technical report, that winter starts from September 15, he said. The National Police recommends that drivers drive with caution , reduce speed, use lights and, if possible, avoid transit through that route until cleared. Read Article



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