Kennon Road Closed to Traffic as Landslide Occurs

Monday, July 13, 2015

Kennon Road in the Cordillera Administrative Region was closed to vehicular traffic following the occurrence of landslide at K0242+600, Camp 7.

A passenger jeepney and a van were buried under the landslide early Monday morning, July 13, 2015 along Kennon Road in Tuba, Benguet that resulted to one (1) death and injuries to five (5) other persons.

Following the slide, the Department of Public Works and Highways closed the 32-kilometers Kennon Road as it clears debris on the highway.

Last week, DPWH also closed Kennon Road as heavy rains dumped by tropical Storm “Egay” triggered landslides along the highway.

DPWH equipment and maintenance crew are on standby for immediate clearing works due to continuous falling of rocks and other debris.

Warning signs are also installed along the highway prone to re-occurrence of landslide and rockslide brought by the continuous heavy rains in the Cordilleras.