If traffic conditions aren’t bad enough on the major routes of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), add a crash or as in the case this Wednesday morning, an overturned tractor trailer, and it can mean total collapse.

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Such was the case on the Ruta 32, the San Jose to Limon road, that was closed for 7 hours, with traffic on both sides lining up for kilometers.

The Ruta 32 was closed, in both directions, east of the Zurqui tunnel around 1:00 am and re-opened at 8:00 am.

According to the Policia de Transito, the driver of the rig lost control, obstructing lanes in both directions.