Two (2) road sections in Benguet and Mountain Province in Cordillera Administrative Region are impassable due to damage caused by continuous heavy rains induced by southwest monsoon referred to as the “habagat” brought by Typhoon Butchoy.
In a report submitted to the Department of Public Works and Highways Head Office, the DPWH – Bureau of Maintenance (DPWH-BOM) identified closed section in Benguet as Asin-Nangalisan-San Pascual Road, K0275+209 (detour road). The detour road was washed out by the strong current brought by flash flood.
In Mt. Province, Junction Talubin-Barlig-Natonin-Paracelis-Calaccad Road, K0386+900 Talubin-Chatol Section is also closed to traffic due to road slip.
DPWH is undertaking emergency construction of detour bridge at the affected road section in Benguet while a temporary bailey bridge is being installed at Talubin-Barlig-Natonin-Paracelis-Calaccad Road in Mountain Province.