Davao del Norte-Bukidnon road open to light vehicles only
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Philippines — The Talaingod Municipal Police in Davao del Norte advises travelers that only light vehicles can pass through the highway linking Talaingod to Bukidnon province as a portion of it had been damaged by a landslide caused by heavy rainfall on Friday evening.
The landslide happened at Sitio Balacayo in Barangay Kalagangan, San Fernando town, Bukidnon.
In an advisory on Saturday evening, the police said personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways cleared a part of a mountain slope to make a lane out of what remained of a road shoulder.
Maj. Elfren Barredo, Talaingod police chief, said the one-lane road is now passable to light vehicles only, and police officers had been deployed there to implement an alternating stop-and-go scheme on both sides.
The Davao del Norte-Bukidnon road stretches from Kapalong town, then to Talaingod in Davao del Norte, and on to San Fernando and Valencia City in Bukidnon.
Barredo said that those traveling on heavily loaded vehicles like vans, cargo trucks, and buses should just take the alternate Bukidnon-Davao City route.
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