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'Ompong' damage to roads now at P2.3B; many still impassable - DPWH.

The cost of the damage that Typhoon 'Ompong' (internationally known as 'Mangkhut') caused on the country's roads and bridges has already reached to close to P2.3 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Wednesday.

To date, 30 road sections, mostly in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), remain closed to traffic as clearing operations were still ongoing.

Following are the roads that remain impassable:


Baguio-Bontoc Road: Busa, Tiging, Mount Data to Sinto boundary, and Palidan sections

Baguio-Bua-Itogon Road: Sitio White Beans and Goldfield sections

Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan-Buguias-Abatan Road: Bokod section

City Limit-Santo Tomas Road (Sitio Bandilan section)

Acop-Kapangan-Kibungan-Bakun Road: Bagtangan, Gakian, Mayos sections

several sections of Cong. Andres Acop Cosalan Road


Banaue-Hungduan-Benguet Boundary Road: Munsoyosoy, Tocucan, Tulludan and Tukucan sections

Kiangan-Tinoc-Buguias Road: Impugong section);

Nueva Vizcaya-Ifugao-Mountain Province Road


Abra-Ilocos Norte Road

Abra-Kalinga Road: Aguibo, Poblacion, Duldulao, Gacab and Aguiboin sections

Abra-Cervantes Road: Ampalioc section


Mountain Province Boundary-Calanan-Pinukpuk-Abbut Road: Cawagayan and Tuga sections

Balbalan-Pinukpuk Road

Tabuk Banaue Road via Tanudan Barlig Road: Dumanay and Matelled sections

Mountain Province Boundary-Calanan -Pinukpuk-Abbut Road: Mabongis, Bangad. Basao sections and Mabongis Bridge

Kalinga-Abra Road

Lubuagan-Batong Buhay Road

Balbalan-Pinukpuk Road


various sections of the Kabugao-Pudtol Luna-Cagayan Boundary Road

Apayao-Ilocos Norte

Claveria-Calanasan Road

Kabugao-Pudtol-Luna-Cagayan Boundary Road

Ilocos Norte-Abra Road


Urdaneta-Jct. Dagupan Road

Central Luzon, four road sections in Pampanga were also affected by the typhoon:

Santo Tomas-Minalin Road

Baliwag-Candaba-Santa Ana Road

Candaba-San Miguel Road

San Simon-Baliuag

These roads were closed due to landslides, mud flow and damaged slope protection, as well as the presence of fallen trees and rock debris in the area.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Geographic Code:9PHIL
Date:Sep 19, 2018
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