In some localities of the country, heavy snowfall was recorded. An unusual meteorological event caused road closures and, as a result, the cessation of vehicle traffic.
The Quito-Papaljakta road was one of those hit by snow since 03:05 and was closed to traffic for safety reasons, ECU-911 reports. The same thing happened on the Guaranda-Ambato highway.
According to the rescue service, several units and relief teams have been deployed to coordinate traffic and safety activities and thus avoid any accidents.