MANILA – The partial cost of damage to infrastructure in two regions has reached over PHP100 million due to Tropical Depression Vicky, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Monday.
In a statement, the agency said the cost of damage was reported in Eastern Visayas (PHP96.4 million) and Bicol (PHP5 million).
Meanwhile, the DPWH said nine out of the 23 road sections have been so far cleared while the clearing operations are being conducted in the remaining 14 national road sections in Luzon and Visayas that were rendered impassable due to landslide, mudflow, flooding, fallen trees, and damaged road and bridges brought by Tropical Depression Vicky.
As of 6 a.m. Monday, two sections in Ifugao Province are still being cleared namely: Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Road in Ap-apid and in Binablayan, Tinoc Town; and the Banaue-Mayoyao-A. Lista-Isabela Boundary Road in Barangay Mongol, Mayoyao due to soil collapse and landslide.
In Region 2, affected sections are: Cagayan Apayao Road, Itawes Bridge, Tuao, Cagayan; Cagayan Valley Road, Divisoria Bridge, Namabalan Sur, Tuguegarao City; Cabagan-Sta. Maria Overflow Bridge, Cabagan Sta. Maria; and the San Pedro Overflow bridge along NRJ-Villa Sur-San Pedro-Cabuaan-Ysmael- Disimungal Rd. K0367+786 in Maddela, Quirino.
The closed roads in Central Luzon are: Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road Camatis Section and Baler-Casiguran Road, Dibet A Abutment A in Aurora while in Region 5, impassable roads are the following: Catanduanes Circumferential Road in Brgy. Sagrada, Municipality of Bagamano, Catanduanes; Baras‐Gigmoto‐Viga Road at Brgy. Ogbong, Municipality of Viga, Catanduanes; Jct. Panganiban‐Sabloyon Road, Brgy. San Miguel, Mun. of Panganiban, Catanduanes.
Three road sections in Eastern Visayas were also reported specifically along: Daang Maharlika, Layog Bridge (B00551LT); Tacloban-Baybay South Road, Barangay Liberasion, Mahaplag, Leyte; and the boundary of Silago-Abuyog Road Panalian Bridge.
Tropical Depression Vicky left the Philippine Area of Responsibility Sunday afternoon, leaving at least eight people dead. (PNA)