By Betheena Kae Unite
Ten national road sections in Luzon remain closed due to either flooding or damaged portions as of today, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
According to the agency’s Bureau of Maintenance, as of 12 noon Thursday, six roads in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) including Kennon Road remain impassable due to recurring debris flow, collapsed road, damaged slope protection, landslide and road slip.
Other affected road sections in Cordillera are along Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road in Barangay Beckel, Lamut, Junction, La Trinidad; Baguio-Bua-Itogon Road in Sitio Kiangan Village, Barangay Ucab, Itogon; three sections of Acop-Kapangan-Kibungan-Bakun Road in Bagtangan, Gambang, Bakun; Tabbak, Kibungan, and Mayos, Poblacion, Kibungan; the Abra-Ilocos Norte Road in Nagaparan, Danglas, Abra; and Tabuk-Banaue Road via Tanudan -Barlig Road, Dumanay Section, Tanudan in Kalinga.
Likewise, four road sections in Pampanga are still impassable due to flooding.
The closed road sections were in Sto. Tomas-Minalin Road (Minalin-Macabebe Section) in Telacsan, Macabebe; Baliwag-Candaba-Sta. Ana Road, Bomba Bridge (Detour Road) in San Agustin, Candaba; three sections of Apalit-Macabebe-Masantol Road in Sta. Rita, Macabebe, Sta. Lucia, Matua, Masantol, and Caduang Tete, Macabebe; and the Candaba-San Miguel Road in Paralaya, Candaba.
Further, heavy vehicles are prohibited along Alaminos-Bolinao Road, Garrita Bridge (detour) in Bani, Pangasinan and along Junction Talubin-Barlig-Natonin-Paracelis-Calaccad Road in Nansuso, Baccari, Paracelis, Mountain Province due to road slip.
The maintenance bureau of the department said “restoration and clearing operations are continuously undertaken to ensure prompt opening of affected sections.”
Meanwhile, the agency reported that damage of monsoon rains and typhoon “Karding” to national roads, bridges and flood-control structure has so far reached P952 million.