Ruta 32 reopened after 1,600 tons of rock and dirt removed

Consejo Nacional de Vialidad photo Workman views the reopened section of the highway.

Highway workers managed to reopen Ruta 32 Friday morning at the point where 1,600 tons of rock and dirt fall onto the two-lane roadway.

The slide happened early Wednesday, The route is a key one because it connects the Central Valley to the northern zone and the Caribbean coast.

The section still represents a danger. Some of the rocks that fell were the size of automobiles. So the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad said it will continue to monitor the site. This is the first time there was a slide in this area.

Much of the section of the highway through Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo is on a shelf road with towering cliffs to one side and a steep drop off to the other. Rain makes driving there dangerous

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