The first snow of the season surprised neighbors of Bariloche in the middle of an unpublished postcard for the city: without the presence of tourists. An unusual situation due to the mandatory quarantine due to coronavirus that has been in force in the country for 45 days.
Also, the surprise came because the snowfall one month anticipated and marked an indication of what winter will be like.
Before it began to snow, heavy rains caused a cold dawn in Bariloche and, after 8 in the morning, the first snow fall was registered in some neighborhoods. Even the hills were stained white and low visibility was recorded.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the snowy landscapes brought a visual balm to all the residents of the city, who live in an atypical situation due to the stoppage of all activity, especially tourism.
“We are happy to be able to enjoy this first snowfall in peace, from home,” a neighbor from Cerro Catedral told the mobile of TN, that travels the country, with Paula Bernini in charge.
This Monday the Rio Negro city lived a day with snowstorms, with a minimum temperature of -3 ° and a maximum of only 5 °. Meanwhile, a minimum of -6 ° and a maximum of 9 ° are forecast for tomorrow Tuesday, with mostly clear skies.
National highway requested take extreme precautions when driving on National Route 40, between La Veranada and El Foyel, due to this snowfall. They reported that the road has low adherence and that carrying chains is mandatory.
Meanwhile, winter sports-related entrepreneurs await authorization from the national and provincial government to give the ski season a start flag. In the meantime, they condition their establishments expecting to receive regional and regional tourism.