As of 12 noon, Tuesday, July 17, 2019, a total of four (4) road sections in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and two (2) in Cagayan Valley Region are closed to traffic due to road cut, road slip, soil erosion, flooding and unsafe road conditions brought by Tropical Depression “Falcon”.
The Department of Public Works and Highways Bureau of Maintenance (DPWH-BOM) identified impassable roads in CAR as: Kennon Road; Baguio-Bontoc Road; Governor Bado Dangwa National Road (formerly Acop-Kapangan-Kibungan-Bakun Road) K0345+800 - K0345+890 section in Mogao, Gambang, Bakun, Benguet; Tabuk - Banaue Road, Matteled Section in Duplingan, Tanudan, Kalinga.
In the meantime, motorists may take Marcos Highway, Baguio-Bauang Road (Naguilian Road) or Asin-Nangalisan-San Pascual Road as alternate route to Kennon Road while those who are supposed to use Baguio-Bontoc Road may take Nacagang-Abatan, Bauko, Maba-ay Provincial Road.
In Region 2, the Bangag-Magapit Road, K0693+500 - K0694+000, Allacapan Section in Cagayan Province; and the detour road of Ngilinan Bridge along NRJ Villa Sur-San Pedro-Cabuaan-Ysmael-Disimungal Road, K0368+628 - K0369+015, in Barangay San Pedro, Madella, Quirino Province are also closed to light vehicles due to flooding.
Concerned DPWH offices have already installed warning signs and dispatched maintenance crew to assist flow of traffic in the affected areas. Clearing operation will be conducted once the rain stops.