As of 12:00 noon, January 3, 2019, five (5) national roads remain impassable to all types of vehicles due to road cut, landslide and damaged bridge structure and approach brought by Tropical Depression “Usman”.
Department of Public Works and Highways Bureau of Maintenance (DPWH-BOM) reported that concerned DPWH field offices are still clearing closed roads which include: Marikina-Infanta Road, K0114+838 in Barangay Magsaysay, Infanta, Quezon due to road cut; DM Jct. Legazpi-Sto. Domingo-Tabaco-Cam. Sur Bdry. Road sections K0579+000, K579+100, K579+600, K579+920, K579+960, in Barangays Maynonong, Dapdap, Mayong in Tiwi, Albay due to landslide; Buyo Bridge 2, Legaspi City-Punta de Jesus Road, Molabago Area in Albay due to Damaged bridge approach and flood control structures.
In Camarines Sur, affected roads include: Pili-Tigaon-Albay Bdry. Road sections K0504+250, K0504+350, K504+490, K504+690, K504+720, K505+020, K0505+050, K0505+350, K505+480, K505+750 due to landslide; Baao-Iriga City-Nabua Road, K468+250, due to damaged Waras Bridge at K468+250.
Several road sections in Region V are also only one lane passable such as: Daang Maharlika Road sections K0284+337; K0284+600 - K0284+650; K0267+617 - K0267+642; K0251+481 to K0251+533 in Camarines Norte; Maligaya-Caramoan Road, K0568+100 in Bahay, Camarines Sur; CCR - Virac - San Miguel -Viga Road Section, CCR K0021+300 section in Barangay Kilikilihan, Mun. of San Miguel, Camarines Sur; CCR Pandan Candan - Caramoran - san Andres - Virac Road Section, K0156+700+100 Brgy. Lubasi, San Andres, K0162+100 Brgy Manambrag, San Andres, K0172+440 Brgy Mayngaway, San Andres, K0158+300 Brgy Cabungahan, San Andres, K0125+740, Brgy. Tubli, Mun. of Caramoan, K0146+950 Brgy. Guiamlong, Mun. of Caramoan; and the Baras-Gigmoto-Viga Road, K0060+400 Brgy. Sioron, Mun. of Gigmoto.
Partial cost of damage to roads and bridges has reached P2.49 Billion, with P407.1 million damage in Region IV-A, and P2.083 Billion in Region V.
The public may check latest travel advisories and situational reports on roads at the DPWH Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/dpwhph/.