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2 major roads in Leyte, 1 on Panay still closed due to fallen trees

/ 10:25 AM November 13, 2013

MANILA, Philippins—Due to “communication problems,” the Department of Public Works and Highways’ regional office in Tacloban City has yet to report on the status of roads and bridges in the city and other parts of Leyte that were devastated by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international Haiyan).

The information was relayed to the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Tuesday, by the DPWH’s Public Information Division, which said they had “yet to get an update” from the agency’s regional office in Tacloban.

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“It’s still negative, as of today,” said Elizabeth Pilorin, chief of the DPWH-PID, said on Tuesday.

In a news release, the PID disclosed that two major roads in Leyte — Libungao-Malag-Palompon route and the Palompon-Isabel-Merida-Ormoc route – and the Iloilo-Capiz road on Panay island were “still closed to vehicular traffic due to fallen trees and electrical posts.”

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However, “road clearing operations are ongoing,” it said.

It also reported that “all road sections from Borongan to Guiuan and those from Marabut to Guiuan, all in Eastern Samar, are passable.”

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