Skyway coping beam falls, slows down traffic

Published August 18, 2019, 12:39 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Marjaleen Ramos

A portion of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) was closed to motorists Sunday morning after a 58-ton coping beam for the Skyway Stage 3 was detached from its hook during installation near the Balintawak southbound exit at around 2 am.

PHOTO BY ALVIN KASIBAN/ MANILA BULLETIN
PHOTO BY ALVIN KASIBAN/ MANILA BULLETIN

NLEX Corporation apologized to motorists for the inconvenience the incident had caused.

The incident caused the flow of traffic to slow down at Balintawak/Camachile area.

The company also said that it is cooperating with the Skyway management and contractor for the ongoing retrieval of the coping beam.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

NLEX advised the motorists to take alternative routes at Segment 10 C3 Int, Mindanao exit and Karuhatan exit.

 
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