Monday 21 June 2021

Road To Arenal Dam Closed Due To Landslide

COSTA RICA NEWS — The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) – national roads authority, reported this afternoon that the road between San Carlos and the Arenal dam is closed following a landslide Sunday afternoon.

Photo: Carlos Hernández, La Nacion
Photo: Carlos Hernández, La Nacion

The closure is on Ruta 143, two kilometres (a little over a mile) before the dam and La Unión de Tilarán.

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David Meléndez, director of emergencies at the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) explained that the landslide swept nearly both lanes of the two lane road.

The official said that machinery has been on site to clear the debris, but heavy rains have stopped work on several occasions.

“No one can say how long we will take because the progress of the work depends on the weather situation, I can only say that we are working in the area,” said the MOPT official.

 

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Alternate routes are Ruta 747, a gravel road, before Neuvo Arenal that leads to Guatuso, then onto Ruta 4 that goes to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Source: La Nacion, Carretera hacia represa del Arenal está cerrada por deslizamiento

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