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Typhoon Egay forces closure of 24 roads in Luzon — DPWH

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 06:44 PM July 27, 2023


Typhoon Egay forces closure of 24 roads in Luzon — DPWH

Tyohoon “Egay” tore through Baguio City and the rest the Cordillera region, mowing down trees and triggering landslides.   (Photo contributed by Joel Arthur Tibaldo)




MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-four roads / highways in Luzon are currently closed due to the effects of Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri), which has already left the Philippine area of responsibility, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). 


In an advisory on Thursday, DPWH announced that it has started clearing the said roads in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos region and Cagayan Valley.

Below is the list of affected roads / highways:


Cordillera Administrative Region


  • Abra-Ilocos Norte Road (due to soil collapse and fallen trees) 
  • Abra-Ilocos Sur Road (due to soil collapse and fallen trees) 
  • Abra-Kalinga Road (due to soil collapse and fallen trees)




  • Apayao-Ilocos Norte Road, Madduang, Kabugao (due to soil erosion)
  • Claveria-Calanasan-Kabugao Road, K0663+900 – K0663+940 Eva section; Intermittent sections in Naguilian, Calanasan (due to roadcut and soil collapse)
  • Apayao (Calanasan) – Ilocos Norte Road, intermittent sections in Tanglagan, Calanasan, Apayao (due to soil collapse)



  • Kennon Road, Camp 6, Tuba (due to soil collapse and rock fall)
  • Shilan-Beckel Road, Shilan, La Trinidad (due to soil erosion)
  • Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road, Upper Bakong; Sitio Sabkil sections in Loacan, Itogon (due to mudslide, soil collapse, and fallen trees)
  • Baguio-Bontoc Road; intermittent sections in Abiang, Atok (due to soil collapse)
  • Abatan-Mankayan-Cervantes Road, Guinaoang, Mankayan (due to soil collapse)
  • Gov. Bado Dangwa National Road, Bakun (due to soil collapse)


Mountain Province

  • Baguio-Bontoc Road, Mt. Data, Bauko section; Gonogon, Bontoc section (due to soil collapse)
  • Mt. Province-Ilocos Sur via Tue Road; intermittent sections in Balaoa and Cabunagan, Tadian (due to soil erosion)
  • Mt. Province-Cagayan via Tabuk-Enrile Road, Tigil Section, Betwagan, Sadanga, and Pakkil, Bontoc section (due to soil erosion)

 Ilocos region 

Ilocos Norte

  • Laoag-Sarrat-Piddig-Solsona (due to flooding)
  • Manila North Road, Sitio Banquero, Brgy. Pancian, Pagudpud K0472+300 – K0473+100 (due to flooding)


Ilocos Sur

  • Tagudin-Cervantes Road (due to soil erosion and flooding)
  • Cervantes-Aluling-Bontoc Road K0387+000 (due to soil erosion)
  • Cervantes-Mankayan-Abatan Road K0391+200 (due to soil erosion)
  • Mt. Province-Ilocos Sur via Kayan Road (due to soil erosion)
  • Jct. Santiago-Banayoyo-Lidlidda-San Emilio (due to high water elevation)


Cagayan Valley


  • Manila North Road, Calog Sur, Abulug (due to high water elevation)
  • Cagayan-Apayao Road, Itawes Bridge, Tuao, Cagayan (due to high water elevation)


Meanwhile, roads with limited access in CAR, Region I, Region II, Region III, and Region IV-B due to flooding and collapsed pavement are as follows:


  • Abra-Ilocos Norte Road, Cabaroan, Danglas (one lane passable to light vehicles due to collapsed pavement)
  • Banaue – Hunduan – Benguet Boundary Road sections in Bokiawan and Abatan, Hungduan, Ifugao (one lane passable to light vehicles due to soil collapse)
  • Luna – Bangar Road, K0306+000- K0307+000, La Union (due to flooding)
  • Apalit-Macabebe-Masantol Road, Brgy. San Gabriel, Macabebe, (due to flooding)
  • Calapan South Road, Brgy. Campaasan, Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro (passable only to heavy vehicles due to flooding)


The DPWH said it is actively working to clear road sections. Its Quick Response Teams have successfully cleared and reopened nine areas so far.

“To date, the estimated partial cost of damage to infrastructure by Super Typhoon Egay is now at P1.54 Billion with breakdown: P419.6 million to roads, P30 million to bridges, P1.07 Billion to flood-control structures, and P20 million to other national government-owned buildings,” the agency said.  (with Bea Alicia Delariarte, INQUIRER.net, intern)

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