Nueva Vizcaya – Pangasinan road closed due to landslides
SANTIAGO CITY – Heavy rain brought by Super Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) triggered landslides that blocked some sections of the Nueva Vizcaya-Pangasinan road, prompting authorities to declare it temporarily closed on Sunday, Sept. 25.
The regional disaster risk-reduction management council has reported that clearing operations are underway.
Other road networks, including Dalton Pass, the gateway to Cagayan Valley, remains passable.
Meanwhile, water level at the Magat Dam was pegged at 186.66 masl (meters above sea level), still below the 190 masl spilling level, as of 1 p.m. Water releases continue with 163 cubic meters per second at one-meter radial opening.
The inflow was 188.91 inflow and outflow was 586.06.
In its 11 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (Pagasa) said Karding has intensified further as it moved westwards towards the north of Quezon province or south of Aurora.
“The center of the eye of Super Typhoon KARDING was estimated based on all available data including those from Daet and Baler Doppler Weather Radars at 175 km East of Infanta, Quezon.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 5 is hoisted over Polillo Islands and the extreme northern portion of Quezon.
TCWS No. 4 is raised over Calaguas Islands, the southern portion of Aurora, the rest of General Nakar, the rest of Infanta and Real in Quezon, the southeastern portion of Nueva Ecija, the eastern and central portions of Bulacan, the northeastern portion of Rizal, and the extreme northern portion of Laguna.
TCWS No. 3 prevails over the central portion of Aurora, the southeastern portion of Nueva Vizcaya, the rest of Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, the rest of Bulacan, Pampanga, Zambales, Bataan, Pangasinan, Metro Manila, the rest of Rizal, the northern and central portions of Laguna, the northeasternn portion of Cavite, the rest of the northern portion of Quezon, and the northern portion of Camarines Norte.
TCWS No. 2 is raised over the southern portion of Isabela, Quirino, the rest of Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, the rest of Aurora, the rest of Cavite, Batangas, the rest of Laguna, the central portions of Quezon, the rest of Camarines Norte, the northern portion of Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes.
TCWS No. 1 is raised in the southern portion of Cagayan, the rest of Isabela, the southern portion of Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Mountain Province, Ifugao, the southern portion of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, the rest of Quezon, the northern portion of Occidental Mindoro, including Lubang Islands, the northern portion of Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, the rest of Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias Island and Ticao Island.”
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