MANILA — Road sections in Regions V and VIII have been closed to traffic because of flooding, landslides and fallen trees due to typhoon Ruby, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Monday.
In an executive summary, as of 6:00 am, the department said that six road sections arechardly passable to traffic– three in Region V and three in Region VIII due to flooding, muddy road, landslides, fallen trees and electric posts.
Four road sections are not passable to light vehicles due to flooding in Region VIII. All other national roads of affected regions are open to traffic.
The DPWH has already deployed equipment and manpower to these areas and has installed warning signs on affected road sections.
Likewise, clearing operations are being conducted as well as assessment and field verification.
The affected road sections are the following:
REGION V – Catanduanes DEO San Miguel – Viga RoadKanlanka Spillway, K0039+700 Hardly passable due to floodingJunction Panganiban – Sabloyon Hardly passable due to landslidesCatanduanes Circumferential Road Hardly passable due to muddy roada. K0069+400 – K0070+400 Brgy. Hinipaan, Bagamanoc Hardly passable due to flooding
Masbate I DEOb. K0140+020, Bocon Spillway Closed to traffic due to floodingBrgy. Caramoran Closed to traffic due to floodingCataingan – Placer RoadBanadero Detour K008+280 Closed to traffic due to flooding
REGION VIII Junction Crossing Mandaon RoadK0050+000, Batongan
Eastern Samar DEO SpillwayPinamangkaan SpillwayK0056+552 along Jct. Tawad BaludRoad Closed to traffic due to voluminous debris and landslides Closed due to traffic due to landslide
Junction Taft – Oras – SanPolicarpio – Arteche Road Closed to traffic due to flooding
Leyte I DEOTacloban – Basay – Marabut – Borongan Tacloban -Junction- Buray -Taft -Borongan Not passable to light vehicles due to floodingBorongan – Guiuan Road Not passable to light vehicles due to floodingLeyte II DEO Barangay Sabang – Saribao Section
Bagahupi-Babatngon Road, K907+000 – K0908+000 Not passable to light vehicles due to flooding
Leyte IV DEO Tigbao Pulak Sta. Fe Road,K911+000 – K912+400 Closed to traffic due to overflowing of water
San Miguel – Santol Road,K947+000-K948+000 Not passable to light vehicles due to flooding
Northern Samar I DEOBinahaan River spillway at Brgy. Tingib, K0951 along Jaro-Dagami Road Closed to traffic due to floodingBrgy. Barbo , Dulag Leyte alongMaharlika Highway K0941+000 Hardly passable due to flooding
Palompon -Isabel – Merida -OrmocRoad, Detour Road Macatol Bridge Closed to traffic due to flooding
Samar I DEOLibungao-Matag-ob-Palompon Road Closed to traffic due to flooding
Samar II DEOMerida-Lundag-Putting Bato-Consolacion-Isabel Road Closed to traffic due to landslide
Southern Leyte DEOCatarman – Calbayog Road Closed to traffic due to fallen trees
Biliran DEOa. K0751+000 o K0753+000 (intermittent section), Brgy. Sumuhi Closed to traffic due to floodingb. Brgy. Somoge, Catarman Hardly passable due to fallen trees and utility postsc. K0772+000 -K0774+000, Brgy. Lower Caynaga, Catarman Closed to traffic due to flooding
Calbayog-Catarman, K804+000 via Lope de Vega RoadMaharlika Highway K871+900 Brgy Tulay, Sta. Rita, Samar
Biliran Circumferential Road Mainit Spillway at BarangayVillavicenta along Culaba – Caibiran Section.