Bomb threat forces temporary closure of EDSA-Main Avenue

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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.

ADVISORY: Temporary Road Closure at EDSA Main Avenue NB due to Bomb Threat. Expect heavy traffic in the area. Take alternate route. #mmda — Official MMDA (@MMDA) April 17, 2016


Social media users reported heavy traffic following the temporary closure.

Edsa in stand still because of a bomb threat along edsa cubao. Stay safe everyone and iwas edsa muna tayo. — Eli Martinez (@ohoheli) April 17, 2016

Heavy traffic in cubao edsa because of road close due to bomb threat. #atm keep safe everyone! — Katherine Imperial (@kattylove) April 17, 2016


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

Halted MRT operations because of the bomb threat. (Santolan Station) — Eli Martinez (@ohoheli) April 17, 2016


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

More details to follow. –