There are already more than 280 trucks stranded between Las Lajas and Zapala due to the snow in Pino Hachado

To the 200 trucks that were already stranded since the beginning of the week, this Thursday the snow storm added another 80 transports, between Las Lajas and Zapala, which had to stop their march until conditions improve at the Pino Hachado international crossingkey to the connection between Neuquén and Chile.

This was explained by the provincial director of Civil Protection, Carlos Cruz, who in dialogue with Diario RÍO NEGRO stated that “they are working hard” so that these vehicles begin to be released at the different checkpoints.

Until now, he pointed out that there are about 230 trucks stranded in Las Lajas and another 55 in Zapalaall bound for the other side of the mountain range, currently covered in white.

Also there would be several in Piedra del Águilaalthough Cruz said there are still “no official numbers.”

In that town, traffic on Route 237 for heavy vehicles was closed since Thursday morning. Even three trucks, in the middle of the snow and the white wind, They were left crossed on the road.

The Army assisted truckers stranded by snow in Las Lajas

Back in Las Lajas, this Thursday the stranded truckers, many of them of other nationalities, They received assistance from the 21st Mountain Infantry Regiment of the Argentine Army.

Coffee was delivered and the condition of the drivers was monitoredexpectant for a new window in the climate that will allow us to complete the route.


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