The closure of the superhighway sector was officially declared by the Federal Police due to the snowfall recorded in the area.
Around 20:00 hours, the closure of the road was announced at the points of Coscomate, Llano Grande and Durango, this as a safety measure in the freezing conditions on the pavement.
Authorities urge those who are forced to use the freeways to slow down and meet road signs.
Mazatlan-Durango closed due to snow fall
The vehicular traffic on the Mazatlan-Durango Highway has been closed due to snowfall that brought the fifth winter storm of the season, reported on its Twitter Roads and Federal Bridges of Fees, Services and Related (Capufe).
In the text of @CAPUFE, it is written: “Aut. Durango – Mazatlán, records traffic shutdown due to snow fall. Slow down, follow road signs and drive with caution.”
It is recommended to be attentive to another notice and more information through this official means or call 074.
The Sinaloense Institute of Civil Protection also replied to the Capufe notice.
Mazatlan-Durango closed due to snowfall
It was reported that the closure to the circulation is from the Durango collection plaza to the Mesillas collection plaza (Concordia, Sinaloa) and any novelty will be announced by this means or through 074.
The federal agency reports snowfall in the municipalities Nuevo Ideal, Tepehuanes, Santiago Papasquiaro, Canelas, Otáez, San Dimas, Pueblo Nuevo and Canatlán, among others.
The National Water Commission (Conagua) warned that the low temperatures will remain in the next hours and freezing temperatures are forecast during the night and dawn of this Thursday, January 2, in the case of the city of Durango the thermometer is expected to mark 4 degrees below zero, even very strong wind with gusts of up to 70 kilometers per hour.
The Governor of Durango, José Rosas Aispuro, on his Twitter account @AispuroDurango, wrote: “I have instructed
@CEPCDurango so that in coordination with the municipalities of immediate attention to the population by the heavy rains, low temperatures and snowfall caused by the cold front 27. I invite citizens to take proper precautions in the face of the climatic situation. “
Source: el siglo de durango
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