Tuesday 27 September 2022

Ruta 32 Closed; Alternate Routes Also Affected

Paying the bills

Latest

IMN forecasts “extreme” rains in the coming weeks

QCOSTARICA - The national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico...

Cambronero to be closed for at least three months

QCOSTARICA - This Sunday, the Minister of the MOPT,...

You can see it coming …

QCOSTARICA (OPINION) Unlike the wall of debris and water...

Former UCLA basketball player Jalen Hill’s death investigation continues in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Some of the details surrounding the death...

Costa Rica goal is 2 million tourists for 2022

QCOSTARICA - Although it is difficult to accurately estimate...

Basic Passive Rate rises again and upward trend will continue in the coming weeks

QCOSTARICA - Have you seen an increase in your...

Possible formation of a tropical storm would affect Costa Rica with more rains this weekend

QCOSTARICA - Faced with the possibility that tropical wave...

Dollar Exchange

¢634.43 Buy

¢640.39 Sell

24 September 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills

Share

ruta32derrumbefull

(QCOSTARICA) If your thinking of heading out to Limón from San Jose or vice versa, best to give it some serious thought, given that the Ruta 32 is closed in the area of Rio Blanco, at kilometre mark 58.

The closure is expected to continue for 3 or 4 days, according to the chief of Emergencies at Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT), David Meléndez, as engineers evaluate the condition of the bridge supports that appear to have been weakened by the raging river over the weekend.

- Advertisement -

But that is not the only problem on this major route to and from the Caribbean coast.

Several small, yet important, landslides have occurred in the section of the road that weaves through the Braulio Carrillo national park, past the Zurqui tunnel.

MOPT officials may also temporarily close sections as a preventive measure and carry out clean up work.

The closures are due to the heavy rains in the Northern Zone and Caribbean coast since Saturday night, affecting some 145 communities and requiring almost 500 people to seek refuge in shelters due to flooding.

Through the later hours of Monday and continuing into Tuesday morning, rain continue to fall in most of the Northern Zone. One of the areas most affected is Sarapiquí, according to reports by the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias – CNE) and the Red Cross (Cruz Roja Costarricense), whose brave members have been hard at work in all kinds of rescue efforts.

While alternate routes are the only way to get to and from the Caribbean coast, keep in mind that a series of problems are affecting many of those routes, namely:

- Advertisement -

-Ruta 32 – Landslide in the area of the Cable Cars (Braulio Carrillo)

-Ruta 140 (Bajos del Toro Amarillo to Venecia)

-Ruta 126 closed iude to landslide starting at kilometre 13

-Ruta 4 the Río Tigre has flooded the road in the area of Río Frío

- Advertisement -

-Ruta 415 from las Brisas and Calle Vargas in Santa Cruz de Turrialba

 

 

 

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Costa Rica goal is 2 million tourists for 2022

QCOSTARICA - Although it is difficult to accurately estimate the number...

Basic Passive Rate rises again and upward trend will continue in the coming weeks

QCOSTARICA - Have you seen an increase in your loan payments?...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.