Mexican airports close as hurricane strikes

Mexican airports close as hurricane strikes

The Mexican Pacific coast airports of Los Cabos and La Paz were shut last night as Hurricane Newton struck the region.

The port in Mazatlán was also closed as the hurricane threatened the states of Baja California Sur, Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Nayarit and Sinaloa bringing hazardous seas and weather conditions, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Power lines were damaged and trees felled as Hurricane Newton made landfall close to the resort of Cabo San Lucas.

But tourists spent the nights safely in their hotel rooms, local authorities said. The hurricane had registered maximum sustained winds of 90mph as it approached the state of Baja California Sur.

Hurricane Newton weakened as it moved north along the Baja California peninsula.

The hurricane caused only “minor damage in infrastructure,” president Enrique Pena Nieto said. There were no injuries despite heavy rains and strong winds.


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