Maring and Nando render 15 national roads impassable

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

As of 8:00 am Tuesday, October 12, 2021, eight (8) national road sections in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), four (4) in Region 1, two (2) in Region 2 and one (1) in Region 7 are closed to all types of vehicles due to fallen trees, land and mud slide, flooding, and damaged bridge brought by Tropical Storm ‘Maring’ and Tropical Depression ‘Nando’.

The Department of Public Works and Highways Bureau of Maintenance (DPWH-BOM) identified affected sections in CAR as Kennon Road, K0216+(-650) Camp 1, in Tuba, Benguet due to fallen trees and debris flow; Baguio- Bontoc Road, K0275+300 section in Caliking, K0294+900 section Half Tunnel in Paoay, and K0305+500 section in Cattubo, Atok, Benguet; Asin-Nangalisan - San Pascual - La Union Boundary Road in K0262+050 in Lasong and K0264+000, First Tunnelin Sipitan, Tadiangan Town, Benguet due to soil collapse; Apayao- Ilocos Norte Road, K0657+400 - K0657+450, Butao, Calanasan, Apayao due to landslide; Pico - Lamtang Road, K0260+000, Lamtang, La Trinidad, Benguet due to soil collapse with fallen tree; Gov. Bado Dangwa National Road K0308+500 in Poblacion and K0322+950 in Palina, Kibungan, Benguet; Cong. Andres Acop Cosalan Road, K0343+500 in Amlimay and K0365+400 in Abatan, Buguias, Benguet; and Abatan-Mankayan-Cervates Road K0346+800 and K0335+650, Dowag, Guinaoang, Mankayan due to soil collapse.

In Region 1, Manila North Road in K0392+300, Brgy. Sacuyya, Santa and Bayugao Bridge, Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur due to landslide and damaged bridge; San Juan - San Gabriel Road, K0280+000 - K0282+000 and Luna - Bangar Road, K0305+000 - K0307+000 in La Union due to landslide and flooding; and Rosario - Pugo Road, K0225+400, Brgy. Ambalite, Pugo, La Union due to mudslide.

Affected road sections in Region 2 are: Baybayog-Baggao-Dalun-Sta. Margarita Road, Abusag Overflow Bridge, K0543+382 in Cagayan and Cabagan-Sta. Maria Overflow Bridge, Cabagan Sta. Maria, Isabela both due to high water elevation while in Region 7, road closure was reported along Cebu-Toledo Wharf Road, K0023+700, Brgy. Manipis, Talisay City, Cebu due to soil collapse and rockfall.

DPWH-BOM also reported several roads with limited access due to flooding in Region 1.

Roads that are only accessible to heavy vehicles include the Manila North Road K0333+000 in Sta. Cruz-Sta. Lucia Bdry, K0347+000, in Candon, K0369+800 in Brgy. Baliw Daya, Sta Maria, and K0373+600 in Brgy. Nanguneg, Narvacan, in the province of Ilocos Sur; and Manila North Road, K0287+800 in La Union.

Meanwhile, the Batangas-Tabangao-Lobo Road, Sta.138+150 to 145+400 is still passable to only light vehicles due to damaged seawall and road slip, damaged by previous typhoons.