Sun. Nov 29th, 2020

The estimated damage brought by Typhoon “Ulysses” to infrastructure in eight heavily affected regions has reached P8 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Monday.

The department said damage to infrastructure was recorded  in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), National Capital Region (NCR), Region 1 (Ilocos), Region 2 (Cagayan Valley), Region 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4-A (Calabarzon), Region 4-B (Mimaropa), and Region 5 (Bicol).

Damage to roads was estimated at P4 billion; P421 million to bridges; P2 billion on flood control systems; P300 million on public buildings; P511 million to school buildings; and P300 million to other infrastructures.

Regions 4-A and 5 so far recorded the highest number of damage at P3.3 billion and P1.89 billion, respectively.

As of 1 p.m., the DPWH reported that 15 road sections were closed to traffic; four in CAR, three in Region 2, six in Region 3, one in Region 4-A, and one in Region 5.

The affected roads are closed due to soil collapse, landslide, roadslip, mudflow, toppled trees, damaged detour, eroded bridge approach, flooding and carriageway settlement caused by continuous rains brought by Ulysses.

All other national roads and bridges were passable to all types of vehicles.

The DPWH has deployed personnel and maintenance crew to affected areas and installed warning signs and travel advisory. Rehabilitation and clearing operations are ongoing. SOVEREIGNPH

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