SCTEX-Porac closes after bridge damage
MANILA, Philippines - A portion of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) closed down Tuesday, August 20, after the Pasig Potrero Bridge sustained damage.
A section of SCTEX from Clark South going to Porac, Pampanga has been shut down. Motorists coming from Mabalacat and Tarlac can exit through Clark South and re-enter Porac toll plaza, the North Luzon Expressway said in its official Twitter account.
Pasig-Potrero Bridge in Porac SCTEX not passable. Vehicles from Mabalacat & Tarlac may exit Clark South and re-enter Porac toll plaza.— NLEXtraffic (@nlextraffic) August 20, 2013
In a statement, the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) said damage to the bridge was caused by non-stop rain that brought "strong currents along the Pasig Potrero River."
Vehicles can still pass through SCTEX Clark-Tarlac. Traffic to and from Subic and nearby towns is also being rerouted, the BCDA said.
NLEX and SCTEX are both run by the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC). The BCDA is in an operating agreement with the MNTC.