The rains in Buenos Aires forced to stop its transport services
City of Buenos Aires, February 2, 2012
Yesterday, the flood brought down not only the streets of Buenos Aires City, but also its transport services. Three subway lines and two railway branch lines stopped working due to flooding at stations. The most affected areas were the neighborhoods of Belgrano, Palermo and Colegiales.
For two hours, the City experienced heavy rains, which caused flooding in the streets and avenues and forced to stop the service from three subway lines and two railway branch lines. There were also reported damage to lights but without serious accidents.
The area around the City also felt the storm. Lobos, La Plata, Zarate, Carmen de Areco and other places were also affected by the heavy rains that lashed the region last night.
Line D stopped working after it suffered the flooding of the stations Carranza and Jose Hernandez and so did the C and H, which travels from Retiro to Constitución and Pueyrredón and Corrientes to Parque Patricios respectively.
Because the system requires electricity to work, the flooding at stations caused a dangerous situation, reason why the company decided to suspend service. Trains of the branches Retiro to Bartolomé Mitre and Retiro to José León Suárez, of the Mitre line, were also suspended for the same reason.
Fortunately, Alberto Crescenti, director of the SAME, reported that until 8:45 pm there had been no casualties and all emergencies could be assisted.
According to the National Weather Service, yesterday fell at least 60 inches of rain in different areas of the city, when it can only support 25 mm in the span of an hour.