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National Guard deals with more than 24 stranded vehicles after highway snowfall

Hermosillo, Sonora — National Guard have attended to more than two dozen stranded vehicles after a heavy mountain snowfall. A heavy snowfall in the high altitude areas of Sonora and Chihuahua Wednesday had highway Transit on alert.

“In Sonora and Chihuahua, the Guardia Nacional maintained safety operations to prevent accidents on roads in both states where snowfalls caused by cold front number 25 were recorded,” the Agency reported.

Elements of the National Guard (GN) maintain security and accident prevention operations on roads in both states where snowfall was recorded due to the presence of a mass of polar air associated with cold front number 25.

Guardia Nacional helped over two dozen vehicles due to the frozen mountainous highways in two states.
Photo: Guardia Nacional January 10, 2024.

Personnel from the General Directorate of Road Safety and Facilities of the National Guard, together with Civil Protection, implemented intermittent closures to traffic on roads affected by the freezing highway in addition to the accumulation of snow.

In the state of Sonora, traffic cuts were implemented along the Mexico 16 federal highway from kilometer 255+000 to 279+000 at the height of the Yécora-Hermosillo section due to the snow and freezing road conditions.

Two Guardia Nacional patrol highway units attended to stranded motorists after a heavy snowfall.
Photo: Guardia Nacional January 10, 2024.

In Chihuahua, traffic detours were implemented mainly at kilometer 078+000 of the Janos-Agua Prieta highway due to the freezing roads. In this area, National Guard, in coordination with Civil Protection personnel, also provided support with blankets and food to the occupants of at least 24 vehicles that were stranded.