3 roads in CAR, MIMAROPA still impassable

Saturday, July 24, 2021

As of 6:00 am Saturday, July 24, 2021, nine (9) roads have been cleared but two (2) roads in Cordillera Administrative Region and one (1) in Region IV-B remain closed to traffic due to collapsed soil, damaged detour bridge and box culvert caused by adverse weather condition.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar said that DPWH Quick Response Teams have installed warning signs and palliative measures are being undertaken to restore access along Baguio-Bontoc Road K0362+600, specifically at Busa Bridge in Sabangan, Mt. Province due to soil collapse at the bridge approach. Motorists may take Maba-ay - Abatan Provincial Road as an alternative road.

The Abra - Kalinga Road, K0489+900 in Gacab, Malibcong, Abra also remains closed due to soil and rock collapse as clearing operation has been hampered due to weather and unstable slope condition. The public may take Abra - Ilocos Sur Road - McArthur Highway - Maharlika Highway as an alternative route.

In Occidental Mindoro, two (2) sections of Mindoro West Coastal Road are impassable namely: the K0379+100, Araang Section due to washed out both approaches of Araang Bridge and the K0353+900 Pag-asa Section in Sablayan due to washed out box culvert.