Roads blocked by landslides

November 3, 2017

 

By Mar S. Arguelles

LEGAZPI CITY --- At least 8 landslides hit the 37 kilometers stretch of a road network that traverses along the towns of Sangay in Camarines Sur and the boundary of Tiwi in Albay province, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Bicol said today, Nov. 2.

The landslide was a secondary national road where 5 out of the 8 landslides covered both lanes rendering the road impassable to all types of vehicles while the other 3-road sections hit by landslide cover only half of the road lane allowing vehicles to pass through, according to Lucy Castaneda DPWH Bicol spokesperson.

Castaneda quoting a report from the agency 3rd District Engineering Office said the road sections not passable are: Barangays Odiongan, Sibaguan, Bongalon, Patitinan, all in Sangay, Camarines Sur.

Government engineers are currently clearing the affected road sections with a total volume of 8,400 cu. meters of landslide debris.




 

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