‘Ompong’ damage to roads now at P2.3B; many still impassable – DPWH

By: - Reporter / @jovicyeeINQ
/ 08:30 PM September 19, 2018
Cayanga Bridge

A DPWH worker installs plastic barriers leading to Cayanga Bridge in San Fabian town in Pangasinan province whose approach was damaged by flood brought by typhoon Ompong. (Photo by WILLIE LOMIBAO / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

The cost of the damage that Typhoon “Ompong” (internationally known as “Mangkhut”) caused on the country’s roads and bridges has already reached to close to P2.3 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Wednesday.

To date, 30 road sections, mostly in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), remain closed to traffic as clearing operations were still ongoing.


Following are the roads that remain impassable:


  • Baguio-Bontoc Road: Busa, Tiging, Mount Data to Sinto boundary, and Palidan sections
  • Baguio-Bua-Itogon Road: Sitio White Beans and Goldfield sections
  • Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan-Buguias-Abatan Road: Bokod section
  • City Limit-Santo Tomas Road (Sitio Bandilan section)
  • Acop-Kapangan-Kibungan-Bakun Road: Bagtangan, Gakian, Mayos sections
  • several sections of Cong. Andres Acop Cosalan Road


  • Banaue-Hungduan-Benguet Boundary Road: Munsoyosoy, Tocucan, Tulludan and Tukucan sections
  • Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Road: Impugong section);
  • Nueva Vizcaya-Ifugao-Mountain Province Road


  • Abra-Ilocos Norte Road
  • Abra-Kalinga Road: Aguibo, Poblacion, Duldulao, Gacab and Aguiboin sections
  • Abra-Cervantes Road: Ampalioc section


  • Mountain Province Boundary-Calanan-Pinukpuk-Abbut Road: Cawagayan and Tuga sections
  • Balbalan-Pinukpuk Road
  • Tabuk Banaue Road via Tanudan Barlig Road: Dumanay and Matelled sections
  • Mountain Province Boundary-Calanan -Pinukpuk-Abbut Road: Mabongis, Bangad. Basao sections and Mabongis Bridge
  • Kalinga-Abra Road
  • Lubuagan-Batong Buhay Road
  • Balbalan-Pinukpuk Road


  • various sections of the Kabugao-Pudtol Luna-Cagayan Boundary Road
  • Apayao-Ilocos Norte
  • Claveria-Calanasan Road
  • Kabugao-Pudtol-Luna-Cagayan Boundary Road
  • Ilocos Norte-Abra Road


  • Urdaneta-Jct. Dagupan Road

Central Luzon, four road sections in Pampanga were also affected by the typhoon:

  • Santo Tomas-Minalin Road
  • Baliwag-Candaba-Santa Ana Road
  • Candaba-San Miguel Road
  • San Simon-Baliuag

These roads were closed due to landslides, mud flow and damaged slope protection, as well as the presence of fallen trees and rock debris in the area. /atm



Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, [email protected] and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, [email protected]

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