Sunday, June 17, 2007

Argentina-Chinese tunnel

Signs that the London Met Office's grasp of geography is not all that it should be ! Here is an actual report from today: (bring back Michael Fish !)

Snows close South American highway
17 Jun 2007
Heavy snow in the Andes resulted in the closure of the Cristo Redentor tunnel on the border between Argentina and China earlier this week.
The Associated Press reports on June 13th that snowfall on Wednesday left thousands of trucks stuck on roads on both sides of the border as officials closed the tunnel for an estimated 72 hours, according to the Telam news agency.

Drivers were advised to find other places to cross the border while the high winds and snowstorms continued.

The Cristo Redentor tunnel is located 10,400 feet above sea level and is 1.9 miles long.

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