Portions of Manila North Road in Cagayan closed due to mudflow, landslides

Published October 25, 2020, 2:44 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

CAGAYAN – The Department of Public Works and Highways in Region 2 (DPWH 2) said several portions of the Manila North Road (MNR) here have been damaged by landslides and mudlflow, and rendered impassable to traffic as of 12 noon Sunday, October 25.

DPWH ongoing clearing operations along Road Slip in San Juan, Sta. Praxedes, Cagayan. (Cagayan 2nd DEO/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Heavy rains brought about by Tropical Storm Quinta caused the landslides and mudflow that closed portions of MNR in Barangay D. Leano in Claveria, the Cadcadir Kabugao road, Junction Logac, Lasam Gagabutan road; and Barangay San Juan in Sta. Praxedes town.

According to DPWH 2 Information Officer Wilzon Valdez, maintenance crew and equipment were already deployed in these area to undertake clearing operations.

Meanwhile, with heavy rains being experienced in Sta. Praxedes, Claveria and Sanchez Mira in Cagayan, as well as in Tuguegarao City, residents have been told to stay alert for the occurrence of flash floods and landslides.