9 Roads Still Closed Due to Typhoon 'Karen'

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nine (9) road sections in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Regions 2, and 3 are still affected by Typhoon ‘Karen’ and are not passable due to washed-out detour road and bridge approach, landslides, soil collapse, fallen rocks, trees, and utility posts, and flooding.

Based on October 19, 2016 (6:00 a.m.) report of the Department of Public Works and Highways Bureau of Maintenance, closed road sections in CAR are: Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Boundery Road in at K0332+970 - K0334+200, Numbukul, Kiangan and K0334+400 - K0360+000, and Banaue - Mayoyao - Alfonso Lista - Isabela Boundary Road, KO380+080, Poblacion, Mapawoy, Mayoyao, in the province of Ifugao; and Balbalan-Pinukpuk Road, K0512+400, Taga Section and Lubuangan-Batong Buhay Road, K0467+000, Barangay Ag-agama in Kalinga.

In Region 2, two (2) roads were closed due to rockslide and flooding namely: Basco-Mahatao-Ivana-Uyugan-Imnajbu Road, KM 006+000 - KM 010+000 in Batanes and Cabagan-Sta. Maria overflow bridge, in Sta. Maria, Isabela.

Roads in Region 3 which that closed to traffic are the following: Dinadiawan-Madela Road, K0305+000 to K0307+000 and Nueva Ecija Aurora Rd, K0171+-322 to K0193+000 in Aurora and Nueva Ecija - Aurora Rd at KM 161+547, Labi Bridge Barangay Labi, Bongabon, Nueva Ecija.

DPWH has already mobilized maintenance teams with equipment to clear affected sections while continuously monitoring road situations.

Partial cost of damage to national roads and bridges and flood control structures as of October 19 is already P246.9 million with the P48.7 million damage in CAR, P178.8 million in Region 2, P15 million in Region 3, and P4.4 million in Region 5.