Images from Cámaras Viales gave us a look at the open-air parking of the Ruta 27 at peak afternoon Friday.

The image is east of the Escazu toll. At this junction, the Ruta 27 is always busy almost every weekday afternoon, starting around 3:00 pm. But this past Friday it was, well, impassable.

Waze reported, “atasco con tráfico parado” (jammed with stopped traffic).

The cause was an accident by the bridge, said Globalvia in a Tweet. But the crash was on the westbound lanes, the lanes that head to toll stations, in the opposite direction.

Authorities asked drivers to be patient and seek alternate routes.

What alternative routes?