Quake forces closure of Kennon Road, other routes in northern Luzon | Inquirer News

Quake forces closure of Kennon Road, other routes in northern Luzon

/ 01:03 PM July 27, 2022

Scenes following a landslide along Halsema Highway in Mountain province after a magnitude 7 earthquake on July 27. | PHOTO: Mountain Province DRRM Office

BAGUIO CITY—The Kennon Road in this city has been closed to traffic due to multiple slides after the magnitude 7 that shook Luzon Wednesday, July 27, morning, the Department of Public Works and Highways announced.

Despite an incident of erosion, one lane of the Marcos Highway, a major route up to the summer capital, is open to traffic, while the Bokod section of the Baguio-Nueva Vizcaya road and portions of Itogon town on the Baguio-Bua-Itogon road, both in Benguet province, have been closed.

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A section of the Halsema Highway, the main vegetable road of the Cordillera, was also closed after a landslide in Bauko town in Mountain Province, said Cameron Odsey, Cordillera director of the Department of Agriculture.

A landslide also occurred on Asin Road in Barangay San Luis in this city. Erosion was reported in La Trinidad town, the capital of Benguet.

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The provinces of Kalinga and Ifugao have also suspended work and school due to the powerful quake. INQ

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