South Chile buried under two meters of snow

Araucanía Region, Chile (Reuters) Heavy snow storms bury southern Chile in six feet of snow, leaving isolated communities, blocked roads and cliff lines. Massive snowfall dropped about six feet of snow on Chile Araucancia region, leaving many without power and communities completely separated from the rest of the country. Residents of the Andes, had to dig out of massive snowdrifts and television footage showed homes almost completely buried in the snow. Heavy snow season has destroyed roads and mountain passes connecting the southern Chilean region with Argentina through the snowy mountain passes of the Andes. "The problem is in the way, that's all. We are cut off from everything, but they want to open it, 'said one resident of the Araucanía region on Monday. Emergency crews were removing snow from vital roads to continue to carry and from a secluded spot, the residents said that they were also due to complications. "We are completely cut off without anything. No cell phones and no radio, "another resident said Local media reported that Pino Hachado International pass connecting Araucania region in Argentina, in the east was opened on Tuesday, but local authorities have stated that the region can continue to experience the food and supply shortages . "We already have problems with the lack of products from both animals and people," area police chief Ivan Bezmalinovic said. Pino Hachado to pass was only connection to neighboring Argentina open as of Tuesday morning. In addition to transportation and communication problems, 15 000 people were reportedly without electricity. —Weather Network

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