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8 road sections in Bicol, Eastern Visayas closed due to ‘Usman’ — DPWH

/ 07:48 PM December 29, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Eight road sections in the Bicol region and Eastern Visayas have been closed to all types of vehicles as the low pressure area (formerly known as Tropical Depression “Usman”) continues to affect parts of the country, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

In a Facebook post, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar shared a photo of the list of the closed roads. He said the closure  was “due to flooding, collapsed roadway and landslides.”

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Posted by Department of Public Works and Highways on Saturday, December 29, 2018

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He said five road sections were closed in the Bicol Region and three in Eastern Visayas.

On Saturday morning, Usman weakened into a low pressure area after it made landfall over Borongan City in Eastern Samar.

READ: ‘Usman’ weakens into LPA after making landfall over Eastern Samar

Earlier, fatalities due to landslides were reported in Albay and Camarines Sur. /ee

READ: Family of 3 die in landslide triggered by ‘Usman’ in Albay

READ: Landslide kills father, son in Camarines Sur town 

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