White Patagonia: some routes in Neuquén are still cut and truck drivers stranded in Zapala were assisted


The southern and Andean regions of Río Negro are the areas most affected by the heavy snow and rain storm that crosses much of the Patagoniawhile the routes Central and southern Neuquén remain impassable.

Provincial and National Road Teams work to clear the roads in the face of heavy snowfall and ice that arose on the road due to the extreme temperatures registered.

Vialidad assisted the trucks that were stranded on the road through the snow (Photo: TN and La Gente).

The agency reported that “the problems continue despite the efforts made to enable them.” And he recommended “do not transit if it is not strictly necessary and until the climatic conditions improve “.

Due to the accumulation of snow, there are impassable routes in Neuquén. (Photo: TN and La Gente).
Due to the accumulation of snow, there are impassable routes in Neuquén. (Photo: TN and La Gente).

For her part, the Minister of Government of Neuquén, Vanina Merlo, informed Telam that in the interior of the province we worked in coordination to repair rural roads, storm drains, cleaning of channels and storm drains, roofs and leaks in affected homes.

An operation was also deployed with firewood delivery, gas bottles, mineral water, food, blankets and warm clothes, fodder was delivered to crianceros and assistance was provided to stranded trucks and vehicles.

Police assisted stranded truckers on Route 237. (Photo: TN and La Gente).
Police assisted stranded truckers on Route 237. (Photo: TN and La Gente).

The provincial official specified that “the operation included 304 road and miscellaneous work machines, 242 utility vehicles, 1,840 municipal workers and officials, 10,500 assisted families and 1,080 repaired homes.”