Number coding lifted in Metro Manila except Makati
The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday lifted the number coding scheme in Metro Manila due to the heavy rains and possible floods spawned by tropical storm “Kabayan.”
“The Number Coding Scheme is lifted today (October 2) in Metro Manila except in Makati,” the MMDA said in an advisory.
This means that cars with plate numbers ending in 9-0 could traverse in any roads in the metropolis.
The MMDA has also suspended operations of the Pasig River Ferry.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Kabayan was last spotted by in San Jose CIty, Nueva Ecija, or 60 kilometers east of Baler in Aurora.
READ: Tropical Storm ‘Kabayan’ makes landfall, brings rains
The storm packed maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 80 kph.
The storm made landfall over Baler-San Luis in Aurora early Friday and is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Saturday.
Storm signal No. 2 was raised in Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan and Tarlac.
Signal No. 1 was raised in southern Isabela, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Ilocos Sur, Zambales, Pampanga, Bataan, Bulacan, Rizal, northern Quezon including Polillo Island, and Metro Manila.
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