News calls it a “meteorological emergency.”
18 June 2018 – Snowfall in La Araucanía has isolated 1,660 people, according to the Office of National Emergency.
Chile and Argentina endured intense snowfall and low temperatures over the weekend.
No electricity for 30 hours – Reader from Chile describes the blizzard
About 337,000 households without power due to snow-laden trees and branches falling on cables.
Forecast to break cold record set in 1924.
Cargo vehicles stranded.
Last year, the last snow in this area was in October. (Remember, it’s now summer down there.)
13 July 2016 — Around 4,000 Argentinean tourists are stuck at the Cristo Redentor border crossing due to heavy snow.