This day begins vehicle restrictions for all cars in the area, so cars do not enter to the center of the capital of the region of Atacama.
Health authorities are particularly concerned by the airborne dust inhaled by the inhabitants of Copiapo.
For this reason, regional authorities decreed the vehicle restriction to avoid passing vehicles so we can clean up the streets on the perimeter between Copayapu, Alameda, Circunvalacion, Diego de Almagro, and Avenida Los Carreras.
This measure would start to take effect between 14:00 and 21:00 pm today. Parallel working is being done on repairing the sewage services and solving the difficulties on how and where the large amount of aid that enters Copiapo by trucks, will be delivered.
People’s opinions regarding vehicle restrictions are divided, as some people claim that the bulldozers are throwing more mud on the sidewalks where they can barely move.
Some argue that restricting the access of cars and trucks also affects them, because people go to the city to find food by hitchhiking on cars and trucks passing, since walking is almost impossible.