MANILA – A total of eight national roads remain closed due to heavy rains brought by the northeast monsoon and the easterlies in several areas in the country, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Thursday.
These roads are in the Cordillera, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga regions, the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance said in a situation report as of Thursday noon.
In the Cordillera region, the Talubin-Barlig-Natonin-Paracelis-Calaccad Junction Road in Sta. Isabel, Natonin, Mt. Province, and the Tabuk-Banawe via Tanudan-Barlig Road in Lubo, Tanudan, Kalinga remain closed due to landslides.
Heavy rains also rendered four road sections impassable in the Bicol region. The Daang Maharlika in Barangay Tigbinan, Labo, Camarines Norte is closed due to a damaged Bailey bridge; the Panganiban-Sabloyon Junction Road in Barangay San Miguel, Panganiban, Catanduanes, due to road slips; and the Baras-Gigmoto-Viga Junction Road in Barangay Sioron, Gigmoto, Catanduanes and the Sorsogon-Bacon-Manito Junction Road in Sorsogon due to landslides.
In Eastern Visayas, the DPWH is monitoring and clearing the Silago-Abuyog Road and Panalian Bridge in Southern Leyte due to a washed-out detour, as well as the Wright-Taft-Borongan Road sections at the Camp 5 Boundary – Taft, Eastern Samar Junction Road in Barangay San Rafael and Barangay Binaloan due to rockfall and landslide.
On the other hand, the Daang Maharlika, Layog Bridge in Barangay Polahongan, Mahaplag, Leyte has been closed since December 15 due to bridge failure.
Meanwhile, the Dinagat-Loreto Road in Villa Ecleo, Basilis, Dinagat Islands in Mindanao is closed due to soil erosion.
Other road sections in the areas affected by bad weather in Mindanao are already one-lane passable. (PNA)