By Marjaleen Ramos
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said on Wednesday that the DPWH is clearing all national roads of debris that rendered them impassable at the height of typhoon “Tisoy.”
Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar (ALBERTO GARCIA / MANILA BULLETIN)
“Prior to the bagyo (typhoon), we already prepositioned our assets. At this point, it is just a matter of time before we clear national roads and most are passable,” Villar said in an interview with CNN Philippine’s The Source.
Villar said that there were 19 road closures, mainly caused by fallen trees and electrical pulls due to the typhoon.
Several bridges were also rendered impassable due to the high level of water in the river, he added.
Villar, meanwhile, said there were no damages on major roads.
“Later today, we expect most of these to be cleared,” he said.
“Tisoy” has weakened into a severe tropical storm and is expected to leave the country’s area of responsibility on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.