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The heavy rains of Monday afternoon in different parts of the country have caused emergencies in various routes, the worst is the falling of the bridge at the famous La Paz waterfalls, linking the Varablanca to other communities in the province of Alajuela.

Authorities report severe damages to the bridge structure.

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) report four other incidents on national roads, one on Ruta 32 (San José to Limón road) in the area of the cable car where debris on the road has restricted normal traffic.

The MOPT reports that crews with chainsaws and shovels are working to remove tree trunks and mud washed onto the road. The with the continuing rains it could be until morning when road conditions normalize through the area.

In Heredia, in the areas of San Rafael and San Pablo flooding has roads closed.

In Puriscal and Aserrí, authorities report material from landslides on the road.

In a nutshell, if you don’t have to go anywhere tonight, best not to.

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