By Betheena Kae Unite
Eleven road sections in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region 1, and some parts of Pampanga remained closed as of Tuesday afternoon due to flooding and damages, the Department of Public Works and Highways said.
Nine road sections are closed to all types of vehicles — six in CAR and three in Region 3, due to roadslip, soil collapse, debris flow, and flooding.
Two road sections in Region 1 and CAR are closed to heavy vehicles.
A portion of Abra-Ilocos Norte Road in Nagaparan, Danglas, Abra is still not passable after it collapsed with damaged slope protection. Motorists can take Abra-Ilocos Sur Road – McArthur Highway/ Manila North Road instead of the closed road.
Two portions of Baguio- Bua- Itogon Road in Sitio Kiangan Village, Barangay Ucap, Itogon, and Sitio Goldfield, Barangay Poblacion, Itogon were closed due to slides.
Two portions of Acop-Kapangan-Kibungan-Bakun Road in Bagtangan, Gambang, Bakun, Benguet and Malikliko, Ampasongan, Bakun, Benguet were also closed due to road slip and soil collapse respectively.
The Dumanay section of Tabuk-Banaue Road via Tanudan-Barlig Road was also closed due to oversaturation of the road section that is under rehabilitation.
Further, major roads leading to Baguio City — Kennon Road and Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road — were ordered closed due to recurring debris flow and roadslip.
Meanwhile, three road portions in Pampanga remained closed due to flooding. Affected road sections are a portion of Sto. Tomas-Minalin Road in Macabebe, Pampanga; Baliwag-Candaba-Sta. Ana Road in San Agustin, Candaba; and three parts of Apalit-Macabebe-Masantol Road.
Roads that are closed to heavy vehicles are the Garrita Bridge along Alaminos-Bolinao Road in Pangasinan and Junction Talubin-Barlig-Natonin-Paracelis-Calaccad Road in Mt. Province.
The agency furthered that all road sections in the National Capital Region (NCR) are passable.
It also reported that partial damage cost left by Typhoon Karding and the continuous heavy rains intensified by Habagat to infrastructure reached P952.29 million as of 3 p.m. Tuesday.