Most roadways open, but main Caribbean highway still blocked

The country fares well with the heavy rains of Tuesday and Wednesday. There were six reports of major landslides, but each had been opened even while work continues.

The big problem is a bridge on Ruta 32 over the Río Parismina between Guápiles and Siquieres. This is the major road that connects the Central Valley with the Caribbean coast. Road agency workers are suggesting that motorists take Ruta 10 through Cartago and Turrialba now. They estimate that Ruta 32 will not be re-opened until at least Sunday. A lot depends on the weather, said the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad.

There also is a bridge out between Sámara and Nosara on the far Pacific coast. That is on Ruta 150.

There were slides at these locations, according to the Consejo:

* on Ruta 342 at Unión de Tilarán,

* Ruta 926 at Cañas,

* Ruta 1 at Esparza

* Ruta 2 at Cerro de la Muerta, Cartago

• Ruta 14 in Golfito

* Ruta 406 in the Zona de los Santos.

At the Río Parismina heavy equipment has been employed to clear out the riverbed and extract material to rebuild the embankments around the road.

The Consejo said there did not appear to be any structural damage to what remains.

This entry was posted in Costa Rica News. Bookmark the permalink.