Iligan-Bukidnon Road close to traffic due collapse
ILIGAN CITY — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) temporarily closed starting May 1 the national highway that snakes through the mountains between Iligan City and Bukidnon province.
Engineer Maria Badelles David of DPWH’s Iligan City engineering district said a section of the road in Barangay Besigan, Cagayan de Oro City collapsed when a 10-wheeler truck loaded with falcata logs passed through it on Monday morning.
No one was reported hurt during the incident.
David said they were still coordinating for the use of a crane to lift the truck.
David further said that the road would be closed until repair works are done as they could not build a detour because one side is a cliff while the other is a spring.
David said a road maintenance team would proceed to the site to conduct inspection and road safety mitigating measures.
The Iligan-Bukidnon road is prone to landslides and road slips and the DPWH engineering district in Iligan City is not yet fully furnished with heavy equipment so it could quickly respond to such situations, David said.