8 road sections in Bicol, Eastern Visayas closed due to ‘Usman’ — DPWH
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.”
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.
Earlier, fatalities due to landslides were reported in Albay and Camarines Sur. /ee
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