As of 6:00 AM Friday, December 17, 2021, a total of 15 national road sections are impassable to all types of vehicles while four (4) sections have limited access due to Typhoon Odette which has caused flooding, soil collapse, landslide, fallen trees, and damaged bridge.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Acting Secretary Roger G. Mercado, citing a consolidated report from the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance, said that total closures were recorded along two (2) road sections in Region 7, five (5) in Region 10, and eight road sections in Region 13.
In Region 7, affected sections include two (2) roads in Bohol namely: Jct (LIR) Buenavista-Carmen-Danao-Jetafe Rd, K0153+050 - K0153+060, in the town of Carmen; and the Tagbilaran East Road, K0156+400 - K0156+410, Poblacion, in Alicia Town, both due to fallen trees.
DPWH also reported road closures in Region 10 specifically in Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, Gingoog City, and Misamis Oriental. These include Jct. SH Aglayan - Alanib - Ticalaan Road (Aglayan - Basak), K1567+0765 - K1567+0665, K1567+0650 - K1567+0550, K1567+0935 - K1567+0885, and K1567+0840 - K1567+0820 section in Barangay Lirongan, Talakag, Bukidnon due to soil collapse; the Butuan City-Cagayan de Oro City-Iligan City Road, K1436+0800 - K1437+0100 section in Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City due to flooding; Sta. Felomina -Bonbonon - Digkilaan - Rogongon Road (S00946MN) K1528+0370 - K1528+0370 in Barangay Digkilaan, Iligan City due to soil collapse; Gingoog - Claveria - Villanueva (S00569MN) Road, K1316+0332 - K1342+0074 and K1323+0300-K1323+0325 section in Brgy. Samay, Gingoog City due to landslide; and Gingoog - Claveria – Villanueva, K1347+0550-K1347+0560, Brgy. Aposkahoy, Claveria, in Misamis Oriental due to soil collapse.
Eight (8) affected roads in Region 13 were identified in Agusan del Norte, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Sur namely: Daang Maharlika (Surigao-Agusan Sect), K1214+0316 to K1214+0350 Brgy. Mabini in Cabadbaran City; Butuan City-Malaybalay Rd K1261+0900 to K1261+0990 Brgy. San Mateo, Butuan City; Daang Maharlika (Surigao-Agusan Sect), K1240+0500 to K1240+0700, Brgy. De Oro, Butuan City; Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II Ave, K1238+0500 to K1240+0000 Brgy Mahay, Butuan City; Pianing Bridge Butuan City-Pianing-Tandag Rd. K1235+0380 to K1235+0395 Brgy. Pianing, Butuan City; Butuan City-Pianing-Tandag Rd. K1245+0950 to K1246+0250 Brgy. Anticala, Butuan City; Dinagat-Loreto Road K0014+0800 to K0014+0900, Mahayahay, San Jose, Dinagat Islands; Surigao-Davao Coastal Rd, K1269+0800 to K1269+0850 and K1270+0800 to K1270+0810 sections in Brgy. Nurcia, Lanuza, Surigao.
Meanwhile, the following roads have limited access: Corrales Extension St. – Port Road K1439+0050 – K1439+0200 section in Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City is passable to heavy vehicles only due to flooding; Dinagat-Loreto Road, K0033+0800 to K0033+0900, Diegas, (Basilisa) Rizal, and K0015+0100 to K0015+0200, in Mahayahay, San Jose, Dinagat Islands are passable to light vehicles only due to fallen trees; the Daang Maharlika (Surigao-Agusan Sect), K1221+0600 to K1221+0986, Bgry. Poblacion, R.T. Romualdez, Agusan del Norte and Daang Maharlika (Agusan-Davao Sect), K1257+0150 to K1257+0300 San Vicente, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur are passable to only heavy vehicles only due to flooding.
DPWH Quick Response Teams are closely-monitoring and working on clearing remaining closed roads in close coordination with concerned local government units. A total of 13 roads have been cleared and reopened on Thursday, December 16, 2021.