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VIDEOS. Chaos in the streets of the city of Salta and in the Lerma Valley due to heavy rains

January 26, 2022 – 21:59
The National Meteorological Service (SMN) issued a yellow alert for strong or locally severe storms. The bad weather will continue today and could continue for the next few days. There are several streets flooded by the accumulation of water and garbage. No evacuees have been registered so far.

After the persistent and intense rain that has fallen since past noon in the city of Salta and areas of the Lerma Valley, several streets were flooded by the accumulation of water and the garbage that covers the storm drains and scuppers, preventing drainage towards the canals. and rivers. There is a yellow alert for rain for the next few days and it could be extended to the whole week.

For almost an hour it rained heavily in the afternoon, a situation that was warned at noon by the National Meteorological Service (SMN). However, the rain was once again felt strongly in the city center in the evening, which caused inconveniences for the hundreds of drivers and pedestrians who were circulating, at a critical hour for the city.

Although there is still no reference to the volume of rain that fell, it was enough to clog a good number of the drains.

The immediate consequence was the flooding of streets in the southern area, during the afternoon, and later in the center at night, the areas most affected by the rain.

After 8:00 p.m., personnel from the Road Police and Security operational areas are making detours and assistance on the routes affected by the heavy rains.

National Route 68 CORTES:

  • Km 108 El Arenal stream
  • Km 106 El Tajamar stream
  • Km 166 Cerrillos height La Falda
  • Detours through #RP26 San Agustín and #RP36 El Carril – Rosario de Lerma

Provincial Route 10: cut off by the overflow of the Perico River.

For its part, National Highway reported:

  • CAUTION on National Route 40, height Río Seco; San Lucas river. National Highway personnel and machines work to clear material to restore traffic.
  • CAUTION on National Route 68, height km 121, transit interrupted by water and material on the road.

Orange alert for Thursday morning

The SMN reissued an alert for Salta for the early hours of Thursday due to storms.

The statement covers the towns of: Capital, Cerrillos, Guachipas, La Viña, lower area of ​​Chicoana, lower area of ​​La Caldera, lower area of ​​Rosario de Lerma, mountainous area of ​​Cafayate, Iruya, Santa Victoria General José de San Martín, Oran, Santa Victoria and Rivadavia.

“The area will be affected by storms, which may present strong to severe intensity, and may be accompanied by intense gusts, hail fall of various sizes, strong electrical activity and abundant water fall in short periods. Accumulated precipitation values ​​are expected between 40 and 70 mm, and can be exceeded in a timely manner,” said the organism.


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