Eric Tipan / PAGASA | October 18, 2016 17:14
Php 22.7 million worth of roads damaged by Typhoon Karen
You might want to reschedule that trip to Baguio or parts of central and northern Luzon some other time after the Department of Public Works and Highways-Bureau of Maintenance (DPWH-BOM) announced several road and bridge closures from Region 2, 3 and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) due to damage from Typhoon Karen.
As of 12NN yesterday, October 17, 2016, seventeen road sections were shut down because of the following: washed-out detour road and bridge approach, slides, mudflow, soil collapse, fallen rocks, trees, and utility posts, and flooding.
In CAR, the closed sections are:
Kabugao-Pudtol Road, and Claveria - Calanasan Road, Rabaw Section in Apayao; Kennon Road, in Baguio; Banaue-Hungduan-Benguet Bdry Road, Brgy. Abatan Section and Banaue - Mayoyao - Alfonso Lista - Isabela Boundary Road, Poblacion Mayoyao in Ifugao; and Junction Talubin - Barlig - Natonin - Paracelis - Calaccad Road Intermittent Sections in Mt. Province.
Region 2 roads include:
Basco-Mahatao-Ivana-Uyugan-Imnajbu Road, in Batanes
Cabagan-Sta. Maria overflow bridge, Sta. Maria, isabela in Isabela
San Pedro Bridge, along NRJ-Villa Hermosa-San Pedro-Cabuaan-Disimungal Road and Victoria - Kasibo Road in Isabela
Bambang Kasibu Road in Nueva Vizcaya
In Region 3, the following were closed to traffic:
Dinadiawan-Madela Road, and Nueva Ecija Aurora Road, in Aurora
Nueva Ecija- Aurora Road. Labi Bridge Brgy Labi, Bongabon, NE and Barangay Calaanann, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, Nanduran Spillway
Tablang-Gabaldon Road particularly at Barangay Bateria, Gabaldon Barangay Calabasa, Gabaldon NE
Gabaldon-Dingalan Road Langawan detour Bridge in Nueva Ecija.
Light vehicles are also warned of the flooding on Baler Casiguran Road, and Baler-Cemento Via Dicaloyungan, in Baler, Aurora that have rendered them impassable as of the moment.
Meanwhile, motorists from Nueva Vizcaya may now use the Nueva Vizcaya-Benguet Road, which is a shorter route and faster route to Baguio City.