Bomb threat forces temporary closure of EDSA-Main Avenue
Bomb threat forces temporary closure of EDSA-Main Avenue
The closure causes heavy traffic along the major thoroughfare; all lanes are reopened past 10 pm

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MANILA, Philippines – A bomb threat on Sunday evening, April 17, triggered the temporary closure of the northbound lane of EDSA-Main Avenue in Cubao, Quezon City.

In a tweet posted at 8:50 pm, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) told motorists to expect heavy traffic and take alternate routes.

The MMDA did not give further details about the bomb threat, but reports said a suspicious package was found inside a bus.


Social media users reported heavy traffic following the temporary closure.


Operations of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) were also suspended.


Past 10 pm, the MMDA later told netizens that all lanes of EDSA had been reopened.

More details to follow. –

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