Typhoon Lawin: 6 road sections in CAR closed to traffic
In its situation report on Thursday, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bureau of Maintenance gave details of the closures.
In Baguio City, Kennon Road was closed "for the safety of the motorists" since the section, according to the city's District Engineering Office, is a landslide-prone area.
"Motorists are advised to take Marcos Highway," the report read.
Meanwhile, in Ifugao, the Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Boundary Road (K0341+700, Buhyo Section) was closed due to road slips.
In Kalinga, the following roads have been closed to traffic:
- Bulo National Road (K0508+092) - due to submerged detour of ongoing Bulo Bridge replacement
- Kalinga-Cagayan Road (K0524+000 to K0526+200) - due to flooding
- Balbalan-Pinukpuk Road (K0490+950 Comyaas, Balbalan) - due to soil collapse
Mt Province's Baguio-Bontoc Road (K0390+100, Tikitik Section) was also closed to traffic due to landslide.
The DPWH said it has already deployed equipment and maintenance crews for ongoing clearing operations.
It has also installed warning signs in closed road sections.
By Thursday morning, a total of 61,126 persons were reported to be affected by the typhoon.
At 11 am, state weather bureau PAGASA said Lawin has further weakened and is now off the coast of Ilocos Norte. – Rappler.com