The heavy downpour triggered by the southwest monsoon have forced the closure of six roads in Luzon, the Department of Public Works Highways (DPWH) said Sunday, July 25.
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(Photo from DPWH Facebook page)Citing a 7 a.m. morning report, the DPWH’s Highways Bureau of Maintenance said the road sections that have been closed to traffic include three in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) alone.These are the Baguio-Bontoc Road K0362+600, Busa Bridge in Sabangan, Mt. Province due to bridge damage; Abra – Kalinga Road, K0489+900 in Gacab, Malibcong, Abra due to soil and rock collapse; and Gov. Bado Dangwa National Road, K0310+150, Poblacion, Kibungan, Benguet due to rock collapse.
The Junction Layac Balanga Mariveles Port Road Zigzag Section K0160+000 in Bataan was also not passable due to collapsed solid wheelguard, while Manila Cavite Road K0015+(-207) – K0020+000 in Cavite remained closed because of flooding.In Occidental Mindoro, the Mindoro West Coastal Road, Pag-asa Section in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro still could not be traversed by vehicles due to washed out box culvert.
Meanwhile, the DPWH identified four road sections in Luzon that were “not passable to light vehicles” due to floods caused by the torrential rains. Read more: Manila Bulletin News »
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