Villar: 18 Road Sections In 4 Regions Closed Due To ‘Rolly’

Villar: 18 Road Sections In 4 Regions Closed Due To ‘Rolly’

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In a press briefing at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Monday, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said these road sections in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region 3 (Central Luzon), Region 4-A (Calabarzon), and Region 5 are not passable due to series of slides, fallen trees and electrical posts, and flooding.

He added that before the typhoon arrived, they have deployed assets for road clearing operations to areas that are likely to be affected.

“We deployed 777 pieces of heavy equipment and vehicle and 518 tools and light equipment. We also deployed 4,931 personnel before the storm arrived,” he added.

Aside from conducting clearing operations, Villar added that there are teams that have been sent to typhoon-hit areas, to evaluate the damage it caused on roads, bridges, and government buildings.

“Clearing operations are ongoing. We also have teams on the ground to assess damages to government infrastructures,” he said.

In CAR, the roads that are not passable are Apayao-Ilocos Norte Road, due to landslide, and Claveria-Calanasan-Kabugao Road, due to a series of soil collapse.

The Sto. Tomas-Minalin-Macabebe Road and Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road in Central Luzon are closed to traffic due to flooding and mudslides, respectively.

In Calabarzon, the Catanauan-Buenavista Road is not passable due to fallen trees.

Road sections in the Bicol Region that are closed to vehicles are Legazpi-Sto. Domingo-Tabaco-Tiwi-Camarines Sur Boundary Road, Tabaco Wharf Road 1 and 2; Daang Maharlika, Polangui, Albay; Daang Maharlika, Sipocot, Camarines Sur; Naga City-Carolina-Panicuasson Road; Manguiring-Sibobo-Cagsao Cabanbanan Road.

Also not passable are the: Milaor-Minalabac-Pili Road; Lagonoy-Caramoan Road; Goa-Tinambak Road; San Rafael-Mampirao Road; Daang Maharlika Nabua-Poblacion Section; Baao-Iriga City-Nabua Road, Iriga City proper and Donsol-Banuang Gurang Road.

Villar said clearing operations on the majority of these roads are ongoing. (PNA)

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