Truck traffic restrictions for the holidays

The Ministry of Public Works has announced a ban on circulation of heavy trucks without written permits on 24, 25, 31 and 1 January on all streets, avenues and highways nationwide.

The measure goes into effect on Wednesday, 24 December at noon through Thursday, 2 December at 10pm, and again on Wednesday 31 at noon to Thursday, 1 January 2015.

Trucks transporting perishables and fuel are exempt from the restrictions, according to the MOPC.

The measure is taken every year to prevent accidents during the peak days of the Christmas and New Year holidays.