Yesterday's magnitude 6.1 earthquake has caused a significant amount of damage to infrastructure, particularly in the province of Pampanga. In the aftermath, the DPWH has now deployed teams to assess structural integrity, damages of key infrastructure due to the earthquake.
At the time of posting, the agency has listed down several roads which are either passable or impassable to motorists. At the time of publishing, these are the damaged or impassable roads according to the DPWH:
-Portions of Lubao
-Sasmuan-Lubao bridge - passable to light vehicles only
-Entry to Dinalupihan, Bataan from Pampanga and vice versa (due to collapsed welcome arc)
-Megadike access roads in Bacolor, Pampanga (closed from Dolores to Calibutbut/Maliwalo)
-Floridablanca Consuelo Bridge
Meanwhile, in Metro Manila, the agency has cordoned off one lane of U.N Avenue due to the precarious situation of the Emilio Aguinalo College Building. This is to prevent further damage that may be caused by passing vehicles.
The DPWH is also urging the public to send them photos if there is any damage in a particular area. Once reported, the agency will be sending a team to the location for inspection.
Aside from the DPWH, the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation is also conducting inspections along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), as well as the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). As of 7:00 PM last night, they have declared that the Pasig-Potrero and Caulaman bridges are safe for passage. The status of Porac bridge, which is said to have incurred damage, is yet to be determined. MPTC says they will announce an update as soon as possible. The MPTC would also like to reiterate that there are no boulders blocking SCTEX.
Also, in light of the recent earthquake, the Clark International Speedway has conducted a structural assessment of their facilities. As of 8:33 AM, today, track officials have announced that operations will resume tomorrow, April 24.
This is a developing story. We will be updating this page with more information as they come in. Stay safe, readers.