9 roads still closed due to Karding
MANILA, Philippines — Nine roads are still closed due to Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Monday.
Four of the closed roads are in Central Luzon, two in Cagayan Valley, and one road was closed each in the Ilocos Region, Calabarzon, and the Cordillera Administration Region, according to Public Works Secretary Manuel Bonoan in a statement.
Bonoan then listed the impassable road segments:
- Kennon Road remains closed to non-residents for safety reasons
- Manila North Road, K0578+800, Sitio Banquero, Brgy. Pancian, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte due to damaged pavement, and reoccurrence of slides
- Bambang-Kasibu-Solano Road, K0266+900 Antutot Section in Nueva Vizcaya due to landslide
- NRJ – Villa Sur San Pedro- Cabuaan- Ysmael- Disimungal Road, San Pedro Overflow Bridge, K0367+786 in San Pedro, Madella, Quirino due to flooding
- Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road, K0174+300, Province of Aurora due to landslide;
- Daang Maharlika Road, K0094+800, Brgy. Castellano, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija due to flooding;
- Tarlac-Sta. Rosa Road, K0115+000, Brgy. Malabon Kaingin, Jaen, Nueva Ecija due to fallen electric post;
- Concepcion – Lapaz K0131+300 in Tarlac due to fallen electric post; and
- Ternate – Nasugbu Road, K0068+(-1000) K0074+622 in Cavite for safety reasons.
Meanwhile, three other roads were have limited access, specifically, Apalit-Macabebe-Masantol Road in Pampanga due to flooding; Olangapo-Bugallon Road, sections in Sindol, San Felipe; San Rafael, Cabanang, Zambales due to flooding; and the Rizal Boundary-Famy-Quezon Boundary Road in Laguna also due to flooding.
Bonoan assured the public that the DPWH had already stepped up its clearing operations “to restore mobility and support government’s relief operations in hardly-hit areas.”
“Karding,” currently categorized as a typhoon, was last located 425 kilometers west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan after ravaging Luzon over the weekend.
Responding to appeals for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief efforts to the families affected by Typhoon Karding. Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No.: 007960018860 and through Maya
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