Worst snowfall in 30 years – up to 4½ meters (14 ft) in the mountains.
4 June 2016 – According to Government Secretary of the Department of Las Heras, Raul Villafane, the area involved is from Uspallata to the tunnel mouth, where more than 10 thousand people are affected.
Uspallata, Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas, Mundo Perdido (Lost World), Penitentes, Puente del Inca and Las Cuevas, are all towns that under the snow.
The nívea (snow) accumulation ranges from 35 cm to 4½ meters in Las Cuevas, said Villafane. It has been 30 years since it snowed so much.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links
“Mundo Perdido, lost world,” says Argiris. “How well chosen the name of a village that disappeared under four meters of snow. Of course the MSM doesn’t bring this news.”
“No popemobile driving around over there in his own native country Argentina.”
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