#Semuc Champey: Bridge out on road from Antigua and Lake Atitlan, and road in bad condition too.

The bridge over the Rio Cabohon is in such bad shape that vehicles can no longer cross it. Some people have been daring enough to walk across the main bridge to Semuc Champey in northern Guatemala, even though many planks have already fallen into the river. This is extremely dangerous, even more so because the nearest hospital is hours away even when the roads are in good condition.

So if visiting Guatemala soon, especially for the national birthday and related festivals that culminate on September 15, check current conditions before going to Semuc Champey. Head for Lake Atitlan first, and go with the flow.

See Lake Atitlan News for the latest on what’s happening.

Road and Traffic Conditions and Weather Forecasts in Guatemala

CONRED, a local agency, issues alerts on Twitter about roadblocks, traffic jams and weather forecasts for Guatemala. The link is Road & Traffic News from Guatemala.

For Lake Atitlan and Antigua weather directly from a tourism site at Lake Atitlan, see Lake Atitlan Weather.