Northern Mexico has seen its coldest weather in 50 years as snow and freezing temperatures have crippled the area causing six deaths and thousands without electricity and water. Schools and factories have closed down with temperatures as low as 0 degrees.
“There have been cold temperatures in the past, but nothing that has lasted for so many days. It’s been 40 years since the city has seen an emergency like this,” city’s civil protection chief Efren Matamoros told Reuters news agency.
Blackouts and energy shortages plagued the area and companies that are still up and operational, have been told to reduce their use of power because of power station closers across northern Mexico.
The Unites States has also seen one of its worst winters in years with record snowfalls and low temperatures spread across most of the country.