Five highways still cut due to weather-inflicted problems

Five highways in the country have sections still closed because of weekend rains.

The problems range from the usual slides to a washed out drainage system.

None appears to be a major route, according to the afternoon report by the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad .

Several other routes have restricted passage due to problems cause by the weather.

The closed routes are Ruta 301 at Bijagual, Ruta 226 at El Jardin, Ruta 225 at Tucurríque, Ruta 926 at Tronadora near Tilarán and Ruta 335 at Santa Eduviges.

Continued repairs depend on the weather, the Consejo said.

There also is continued work on the Circunvalación between Hatillo and the Pavas exit in San José, which suffered damage in an earlier storm. There is continued work and traffic restrictions on a new temporary bridge erected across the face of the La Paz waterfall.

Motorists can use the route for an hour after 6:30 a.m. and for an hour after 5:30 p.m. while work continues.

Meanwhile the U.S. National Hurricane Center says there is a broad area of low pressure in the distant eastern Atlantic. The system has a medium chance of becoming a tropical cyclone. The system is moving west northwest.

Costa Rica is not out of the woods yet. The Atlantic hurricane season, which so far has been very mild, ends Nov. 30.

In the Pacific there is Tropical Storm Narda, but the system is moving west away from Central America.

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