Electric company workmen will be cutting off power in the center of San José today from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The areas involved are along avenidas 1 and 3 between calles 4 and 8, Avenida Central between calles 2 and 6 and calles 4 and 6 between avenidas 2 and three, said the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz.
The work is described as preventative maintenances on the underground electrical distribution system.
The area of the outage includes Pizza Hut at Calle 4, part of the Mercado Central, the Royal Dutch Hotel, Panadería Samuelito, the Pascoa store, La Gloria, the McDonald’s east of the Banco Central and a host of other establishments.
Not included in the outage are the Banco Central, Banco Nacional, Cafe Volio and Penny Lane, said a company announcement.
Some of the businesses in the outage area have their own emergency power source.