Villar Inspects Typhoon-Ravaged Albay; Announces 4 Remaining Closed Roads In Cam Sur, Catanduanes

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said that to date, only four (4) national roads in Bicol Region remain closed to traffic due to collapsed road slope protection, fallen trees and electrical posts brought about by Super Typhoon Rolly.

Secretary Villar who flew Wednesday, November 4, 2020, to check the situation Albay said that all national roads in the province has already been cleared by the deployed DPWH teams with equipment and only one (1) road in Camarines Sur remains impassable, three (3) in Catanduanes.

In Camarines Sur, DPWH is still clearing Lagonoy-Caramoan Road K0530+300, RS, Ancolan, Presentacion due to collapsed road slope protection while intermittent sections of Catanduanes Circumferential Road are also closed due to landslides and fallen trees specifically along K0009+200 and K0009+500 sections in Brgy. Balongbong, Bato, K0029+500 and K0029+700 sections in Brgy. Libod, Pandan, K0172+200 section in Brgy. Putting Baybay, San Andres, and along K0000+000 - K00009+200 section from Brgy. Francia, Virac to Brgy. Balongbong. Also closed are Jct. Bato – Baras Road and Baras – Gigmoto – Viga Road due to fallen electrical posts.

DPWH has so far cleared a total of 26 road sections that were closed due to typhoon, which is composed of four (4) in the Cordillera Administrative Region, one (1) in Region 3, two (2) each for Regions 4-A and 4-B, and 21 in Region 5.

Estimated cost of damage to infrastructure has reached P5.757 Billion.