The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Friday, Aug. 17, has issued an advisory on the extended closure of Luzon roads due to repairs.
“Eleven road sections in Luzon are still impassable to vehicles due to debris flow, collapsed road, damaged slope protection, soil collapse, and flooding brought by monsoon rains,” the DPWH said in a statement.
As of 12:00 noon, Friday, DPWH personnel and equipment are still deployed to repair and clear affected road sections in Region I, III, and Cordillera Administrative Region.
According to the report, Kennon Road remains closed due to recurring debris flow hence motorists are advised to use Marcos Highway as an alternative road going to Baguio City.
Due to road slip, soil collapse, and damaged slope protection, these roads are also closed to traffic: Abra-Ilocos Norte Road, K0451+150-K0451+250 in Nagaparan, Danglas, Abra; Acop-Kapangan-Kibungan-Bakun Road, K0345+600-K0345 + 670 section in Bagtangan, Gambang, Bakun, Benguet; K0330+800-K0330+840 and K0330+900-K0330+930 sections in Tabbak, Kibungan, Benguet.
The DPWH also said all types of vehicles are restricted to use the following roads: Tabuk – Banaue Road via Tanudan – Barlig Road, K0543+200- K0543+395, Dumanay Section in Tanudan, Kalinga; Junction Talubin-Barlig-Natonin-Paracelis-Calaccad Road, K0426+100-K0426+180 section in Banao, Natonin, Mt. Province; Sto. Tomas-Minalin Road (Minalin-Macabebe Section), K0070+900 -K0073+600 in Telacsan, Macabebe, Pampanga; Baliwag – Candaba – Sta. Ana Road, Bomba Bridge (Detour Road), K0068+348 in San Agustin, Candaba; Apalit – Macabebe – Masantol Road, K0057+830 – K0059+380 section in Colgante, Apalit, K0061+360 – K0062+710 section in Sta. Rita, Macabebe, K0062+900 – K0063+750 section in Sta. Lucia, Matua, Masantol, and K0058+230 – K0058+750 in Caduang Tete, Macabebe; and Candaba – San Miguel Road, K0073+400 – K0073+600 section in Paralaya, Candaba, Pampanga.
The Alaminos-Bolinao Road, Garrita Bridge (detour), K0329+300 is also temporary closed to heavy vehicles, while Manila North Road, K0058+800-K0059+000, San Simon, Pampanga is temporary closed to light vehicles due to flooding.