Another landslide will require restrictions on vehicle travel

Workman is dwarfed by the gash in the side of Ruta 140 at San Miguel de Sarapiquí. The area faced heavy rains Wednesday night and early Thursday that resulted in the slide.

Road workers are battling another landslide that undermined a highway at San Miguel de Sarapiquí while the weather forecast says there is a high probability of more rain overnight in the northern zone and on the Caribbean coast.

There also is a probability of rain in the southern part of the country near the border with Panamá, said the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional. Once again, winds from the north will keep heavy rains out of the Central Valley, according to the
forecast. There is a possibility of strong winds in the valley, in Guanacaste and in the northern zone, said the weather institute.

The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad, the road agency, said that travel will be restricted at Ruta 140 in San Miguel de Sarapiquí

Road workers are going to have to construct a retaining wall to support the highway at the point where the slide took place, they said. This means that travel will be restricted from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the beginnings of August. The road connects San Miguel with Río Cuarto.

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