The cold front that affects the country is wreaking havoc on the roads. Falling trees and materials have become a headache for drivers and authorities.
The 3 national routes that connect the Central Valley with the Atlantic Zone are the most affected.
Route 126 that connects Heredia and Vara Blanca, Los Cartagos and Cinchona has falling materials and roadside trees. Authorities cleared the road and transit through the area is now enabled. The Emergency Department from the MOPT does not recommend heavy vehicle traffic in the area.
Route 32, the main route to the Caribbean, remains closed since early Monday.
Route 10 (San José-Cartago-Turrialba-Siquirres) has fallen materials and trees at various points. The MOPT performed a cleaning on Monday morning and the transit is now allowed.
A falling tree caused problems with vehicle traffic in Route 2 in Cerro de la Muerte. The tree was already removed by the Fire Department.
In addition, a tree also fell in General Cañas Highway causing traffic jams up to the National Training Institute (INA). There are also reports on several other routes.
David Meléndez, Emergency Director of MOPT, advises drivers to avoid overnight transit on affected routes.
There is fog and rain. This complicates road visibility. Darkness could greatly affect people and cause accidents. It is best if they drive very carefully during the day,”