The snow “complicates” Route 40 between Bariloche and El Bolsón, this Monday: what is the situation

The cold front that has affected the mountain region of Río Negro since this Friday complicated traffic in the National Route 40especially in the section that connects Bariloche and El Bolsón. National Roads issued a statement requesting “extreme caution” from motorists traveling on this routeaffected by heavy snowfall.

As specified, at night Snowfall intensified in Bariloche and the high areas. The bad weather is expected to continue throughout the early morning, to decrease in the morning hours. During the day on Tuesday there will be strong frosts in the sectorso the presence of ice on the asphalt cannot be ruled out.

Given this context, Roads warned drivers about the low adhesion and the accumulation of snow on the road.

In addition, they recommended taking all necessary precautions, including the use of tire chains and reducing speed. Likewise, they reiterated the importance of respecting traffic signs and the instructions of road personnel working in the area.

This morning, Conditions had become particularly difficult in the highest areas of the Route 40 route, such as Pampa del Toro. The agency deployed road teams in this sector to work in the area and improve traffic conditions.

During the early morning there was an accumulation of snow on the road of Route 40, between Bariloche and El Bolsón. Photo Roads.

Route 40 between Bariloche and El Bolsón: yellow alert, this Monday

The section of Route 40 between Bariloche and El Bolsón was under a yellow alert this Monday due to snowfall. which implied moderate to high risks for road safety.

According to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), during this day “snowfalls of varying intensity, some heavy, with accumulations between 30 and 45 cm, which can be exceeded occasionally“, without ruling out the occurrence of mixed rain and snow in lower areas.”


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