Manila North Road impassable for light vehicles due to flood – DPWHBy Matikas Santos
MANILA, Philippines – Portions of the Manila North Road (MNR) in Bulacan experienced 20 inches of flooding as tropical storm “Gener” brought rains to the country Monday.
“The Pandayan Section in Meycauayan, Bulacan is not passable to light vehicles due to 20 inches deep flooding on the highway,” the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said in a statement.
DPWH received the report from the DPWH Bulacan second district engineering office around 10 a.m.
Motorists were advised to take alternate routes due to the high flood waters, the DPWH said.
Portions of the Abangan Norte section of MNR in Marilao, Bulacan, came within four inches of flooding but was passable to all types of vehicles, it said.
“DPWH maintenance crew has been deployed to assist motorist and provide emergency work to facilitate immediate receding of floodwater,” it said.
Meanwhile in Camiguin Island Province, floodwaters washed out the end support structures of the Aguran Bridge and it has been closed to traffic for safety reasons.
The damage caused by the flood was estimated at P15 million, according to the DPWH.