MEXICO CITY, December 26 (EL UNIVERSAL). – On January 10 and 11, 1967, a blizzard surprised Mexico City, while the rest of the country was also affected by frost, but to a lesser extent.
The last time the capital saw such an incident was in 1940. The snowfall began around 11 a.m. in Ajusco after heavy rains caused the Rio de los Remedios to overflow in the north of the city, affecting the Progresso Nacional neighborhood. ,
This was not the only accident. A day later, the city counted shootings and fighting from vehicular incidents, drivers rescued on the streets, homeless people killed by the cold, people intoxicated by carbon dioxide from stoves, and even snowball fights.
Chaotic day for Mexico City after snowfall
Snow began to fall on the Paseo de la Reforma at two in the morning, leaving the Angel de la Independencia roundabout covered in snow.
Eight centimeters of snow fell on the ground in San Angel, Chapultepec and the capital’s Zocalo.
This is how EL UNIVERSAL covered the snowfall in CDMX in 1967
Snowfall reached the heart of the metropolis
Moving past San Geronimo, the snowfall reached the center of Mexico City at dawn today, with its white blanket reaching Pedregal de San Angel, Independence Unit, Mixcoc, Tacubaya, Chapultepec, Paseo de la Reforma, 1:30 p.m. Today, in the center of the city, offering the residents of the capital a great spectacle not seen since the 1940s.
Rain falling all day in the Valley of Mexico made the snow imperceptible at first, but against public lighting, lanterns, cars and sideboard lights, the plumes could be fully admired.
Shortly after it started snowing, there was already snow accumulation in the cars in the First Table.
In areas southwest of the city, it lasted more than three hours, as in San Angel, Tacubaya, Mixcoc and others, snow accumulated on sidewalks and grass.
Where the most spectacular spectacle could be appreciated was in the vicinity of Ajusco.
Snow began to fall in Contreras at 10:30 a.m., moving towards the Independencia unit at 11 a.m.; at 11:30 a.m., at San Angel and El Pedregal; 12:00, in Mixcoc; 12:30 p.m., in Las Lomas, and 1:30 p.m., in the heart of the city.
Many thousands of citizens of the capital watched from their windows how small clusters were giving the expected spectacle over the city and its environs.