Nearly 30 people were cut off early Sunday by a mudslide caused by the torrential rains in central and southern Chile, police said.

The mudslide occurred in Farellones, located a few kilometers (miles) from Santiago, the Carabineros militarized police force said.

Snow and heavy rain caused the emergency situation at kilometer 4 in Farellones on the road to a ski resort, police said, adding that all the residents who were cut off are in good condition.

Avalanches, meanwhile, destroyed an unoccupied vehicle in San Jose de Maipo, a city outside Santiago in the lower part of the Andes.

Heavy snow has kept the Los Libertadores border crossing, which links the Chilean city of Los Andes to the Argentine city of Mendoza, closed, police said.

Several ports remain closed as a precaution due to bad weather, but the weather service said the rain should ease Sunday night.

The rains caused power outages and flooding in the Santiago metropolitan area, which is home to 6.4 million people, the national emergency management office said. EFE