Traffic Advisory

February 1, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Guatemala has received a report that on Saturday, February 3rd starting from 7:00 a.m., approximately 40,000 motorcyclists, collectively known as Caravana del Zorro, will be departing from Zone 1 towards Esquipulas.  They will be traveling northbound on CA-9 towards Rio Hondo, Zacapa (Km 136).  From there, they will head to Esquipulas. Traffic conditions are expected to be slow due to congestion.  There will reportedly be an excessive number of motorcyclists on the road, thus increasing the possibility of traffic accidents.

U.S. Embassy personnel are advised to avoid travel in and around these highways on the aforementioned date.

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