May 25, 2013
Easter weekend traffic, flights normalise
The lingering presence of heavy fog and mist this morning considerably slowed down the movement of air and road tourist traffic across the country. Flights were delayed in some provincial airports, and road traffic was slow due to the poor weather conditions. Also, the La Plata Port announced its temporary closure this morning due to the same.
Traffic flow toward the Atlantic coast this morning began to build up this morning with more than 2,400 vehicles moving across motorways, the National Roads Security Agency (ANSV) informed from Samborombón toll station.
Drivers were warned to take extra precaution, due to pockets of fog cloud covering different parts of the motorway routes, especially Route 2, making visibility especially poor.
Flights were delayed and many were rescheduled out of the Metropolitan airport. The port in La Plata was temporarily closed due to the conditions.
“The Metropolitan Airport runs normally, the conditions won’t affect the arrival and departure of flights today, however this morning there were many delays and some flights were rescheduled due to thick fog and mist in airport terminals in some main airports of the interior provinces,” a source from Air Traffic Control reported.
“After 7AM delays toward Salta, Tucumán, and Mendoza were present due to the heavy fog. In Misiones delays were caused due to early morning storms,” added the source.
The main port in La Plata was closed this morning, the Naval Command (PNA) informed, but has since re-opened. A source from the Traffic Control Centre for River Plate, informed that “since 5AM the port has been closed due to the presence of thick fog, therefore halting all operations going out of the port.”
The source added that movement out of Buenos Aires ports “operate as normal.”