Mon. May 23rd, 2022

A total of 44 roads in provinces hit by Typhoon Odette have been reopened, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported on Friday.


These roads were already cleared and are now accessible to motorists as of Friday noon, the agency said in an update.

However, seven roads are still impassable to all types of vehicles due to damaged bridge, fallen trees and electric posts, debris, and washout revetment.

These roads are the Irawan- Tagburos Road, at Tagburos Bridge I, Puerto Princesa City due to damaged/collapsed bridge section and damaged bridge approach, fallen trees and utility post.

Also, Dalaguete-Mantalongon-Badian Road in Brgy. Ablayan and sections in Brgy. Manlapay, Dalaguete, Cebu due to soil collapse and damaged pavement; Santander Santander – Barili – Toledo Road, Sariling Bridge, Malabuyoc, Cebu and intermittent sections, Baranagay Madridejos, Alegria, Cebu due to damaged bridge, scouring and damaged seawall from strong waves, fallen trees and electric posts, and other debris.

It added that four roads are still hardly-passable which include: Balilihan Hanopol-Bayuan Road in Bohol due to flooding; Dinagat-Loreto, Mahayahay, San Jose, Dinagat Islands due to road slip.

Likewise, NJR Bah-Bah-Talacogon Rd. in Barangay Lucena, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur due to damaged detour road, damaged bailey bridge, flooding, and soil slope collapse; and NRJ Bayugan-Calaitan-Tandag Road in Baranga Berseba, Bayugan due to road cut and sinking/collapsed pavement.

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