New low pressure system will keep country wet

Rain touched most parts of the country Sunday as a new low pressure system moved in from the southwest. The system was expected to strengthen and cause rain through Monday, said the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional.

The system is causing rain in the northern zone, the Caribbean and the mountains around the Central Valley and on the Pacific coast.

Boyeros paraded their oxen Sunday in Coronado in the rain, and a soccer championship played out on a wet field.

Several accidents were attributed to wet roads and the possibility of some oil slicks.

A slide took place on the San José Guápiles highway 32, in the late evening. Rescue workers were on the scene as were transport officials. Although the Policía de Transito Web site said the road was open, local reports said it has been closed. This is the highway that eventually leads to Limón and the Caribbean.

The highway passes through the Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, and there are frequent slides in wet weather.

The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional warned of slides in a special bulletin issued at 6 p.m. Sunday. The weather agency also warned of rising rivers.

It was in San Carlos where the home team dropped a tournament game to the Liga Deportiva Alajuelense by a single goal. The field condition did not seem to be a factor. A second game between the two teams is Saturday.

The oxen in Coronado paraded because Sunday was the feast day of San Isidro Labrador, the patron of the agricultural industry.

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