June 15, 2021

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The PR-52 express will continue to be closed from Caguas to San Juan until they cover a hole

The PR-52 express will remain closed in the direction of Caguas to San Juan, at kilometer 1.2, at the height of the exit towards the Señorial Plaza shopping center in the Cupey area, after an engineer found a hole in the center lane of the mentioned section while evaluating the structure after the collision of a truck with cement fences this morning.

The assistant director of the Police Traffic Bureau, Elvin Zeno, explained to El Nuevo Día that the process to plug the hole and reopen lanes could take about an additional hour.

"We are still removing what is left of the truck, but now they found that hole and it may take an hour. We will notify when traffic is reopened "said the lieutenant.

Initially, the express closed at 2:10 in the morning after the driver of a truck collided with seven cement fences that are in that section after driving to excess speed give. At the site, the Highway Authority carries out work on the bridge in the direction of San Juan.

Road personnel collect oil and diesel that the truck spilled after the impact. (Supplied)

"We have no injuries, but the section was affected. There are edges of the fences on the road and we also have oil and fuel spills. E these events date back to 2:10 in the morning when the driver impacted the fences. We have all lanes closed in this section, so we urge drivers to take the PR-199 and PR-177 roads as alternate routes, as well as PR-1 "he explained. the lieutenant in a telephone interview.

 Impact of the truck where the pieces of cement fences are reflected on the taxiway. (Provided)
Impact of the truck where the pieces of cement fences are reflected on the taxiway. (Supplied)

The authorities have already managed to lift the truck and its trailer, it only remained to remove the oil and diesel residues.

According to the Police, it was a white 2012 Volvo truck from the García Service company.

In the preliminary investigation, the authorities considered as one of the motives that the truck driver haggled with another truck and that was why he had the accident. However, those circumstances are still under investigation.

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