Kennon Road - updates

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Kennon Road still closed to private vehicles this weekend, April 5-8, 2019

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:34 PM

The Office of Civil Defense in the Cordillera Administrative Region cancels the scheduled opening upon the recommendation of local authorities for safety reasons

LANDSLIDE-PRONE ROAD. Kennon Road has been often closed to traffic because of landslides. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Kennon Road open during Holy Week 2019

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:52 AM

(UPDATED) Kennon Road will be open to light vehicles from 6 pm of Friday, April 12, to 6 am of Monday, April 22

LANDSLIDE-PRONE ROAD. Kennon Road has been often closed to traffic because of landslides. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Kennon Road temporarily reopened for test run this weekend

Mar 17, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The simulation aims to check if it is viable to permanently open Kennon Road to two-way vehicular traffic on weekends

TEMPORARY REOPENING. Kennon Road is temporarily reopened this weekend until 6 am on Monday, March 18, 2019, for a test run. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Kennon Road temporarily open for Baguio festivals

Feb 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Kennon Road will be open to light vehicles going up to Baguio City from February 14 to 18, and from February 22 to March 4

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

House OKs on 2nd reading bill declaring Kennon Road a 'heritage zone'

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:17 AM

Such a declaration, as provided under House Bill 7502, would lead to the conservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and development of the historic road which is prone to accidents and landslides

HISTORICAL ROAD. Kennon Road, was named after US Army Colonel Lyman Kennon, who finished its construction in 1903. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

3 injured as boulder falls on vehicle along Kennon Road

Jun 17, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) The incident forces the closure of Kennon Road noontime on Sunday, June 17. It is later reopened at around 3:40 pm on the same day.

Photo courtesy of Manuel Manansala

Kennon Road closed due to landslides

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The major road in Northern Luzon will be closed until further notice, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways in the Cordillera Administrative Region

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Kennon Road closed due to Tropical Storm Jolina

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:43 PM

DPWH Cordillera advises the public to take Marcos Highway or Naguillian Road in going to and from Baguio City

Kennon Road. Photo by Mau Victa.

1 dead, 14 hurt in Kennon Road landslide

Apr 13, 2017 - 6:59 PM

The victims were on board a UV Express from Baguio going to Dagupan City

MAUNDY THURSDAY ACCIDENT. A UV Express travelling from Baguio to Dagupan is hit by landslide along Kennon Road on April 13, 2017. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Kennon Road closed to motorists from September 27 to October 3

Sep 26, 2016 - 2:25 PM

The DPWH CAR says the closure will allow for a major rehabilitation to the Camp 5 bridge along the road

Kennon Road. Photo by Mau Victa.

Kennon Road reopens October 28

Oct 27, 2015 - 8:27 PM

Kennon Road has been closed since late August after the onslaught of Typhoon Ineng Goni

Photo from Wikipedia

Typhoon Ineng: Brothers buried in landslide; Baguio suffers blackout

Aug 21, 2015 - 6:35 PM

Strong winds and rains isolate many towns in the Cordillera Some major roads are closed

BLACKOUT. Power has been out since 3 am Friday, August 21, 2015, in Baguio City after Typhoon Ineng (Goni) destroyed power lines. Rappler photo Rappler photo

2 dead, 5 hurt in Kennon Road landslide

Jul 13, 2015 - 12:10 PM

UPDATED Over the weekend a miner also died in a mudslide in Itogon Benguet due to the continuous heavy rains in the area

CLEARING OPS. Rescuers try to get passengers out of a passenger van that got hit by a landslide along Kennon Road in Benguet on July 13, 2015. Photos courtesy of Paeng Valencia, 911-On Call Baguio

DPWH looking at one-way traffic on Kennon during Holy Week

Feb 24, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Government is also studying the feasibility of letting only light vehicles to pass through the famous highway from La Union to Baguio throughout the summer

Photo from Wikipedia

5 Cordillera roads closed; 158 families evacuated

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:52 PM

The regional disaster management council advises motorists to use Marcos Highway instead of Kennon Road in going to Baguio in the meantime