By Mar S. Arguelles
LEGAZPI CITY --- Over 100 vehicles were stranded after a landslide hit the Andaya Highway in Del Gallego town in Camarines Sur on Wednesday morning, report reaching the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol said.
Landslide triggered by heavy rains occurred at around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday along the highway in Barangay Comadaycaday, Del Gallego town, Police Senior Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, PNP Bicol spokesperson, said.
Huge volume of soil and boulders of rocks that loosened from a mountain slope cascaded down the highway temporarily rendering it impassable to all types of vehicles, the report said.
The stranded vehicles on both sides of the highway were either bound for Manila and Bicol, Calubaquib said.
The town disaster authorities have alerted government engineers who immediately mobilized workers and engineering equipment to clear the area of the debris wrought by the landslide.
The highway was declared cleared and that allowed the stranded vehicles to pass along by about 9:30 a.m. of the same day.