The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) added two new road closures in Ilocos Norte and Cavite, apart from the four already impassable roads in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and Regions 3 and 4-B due to the Southwest Monsoon.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar identified the newly-affected roads as the Manila North Road, K0578+800 in Brgy. Pancian, Sitio Bangquero, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte and Mahogany Avenue, K0059+(-990) in Tagaytay City, Cavite. Clearing operations are already underway for the two closed roads.
Meanwhile, as of 12:00 p.m. on July 28, the following roads remain closed for all types of vehicles: Baguio-Bontoc Road K0362+600, Busa Bridge in Sabangan, Mt. Province; Abra – Kalinga Road, K0489+900 section in Gacab, Malibcong, Abra; Junction Layac Balanga Mariveles Port Road Zigzag Section K0160+000 in Bataan; and Mindoro West Coastal Road, K0353+900, Pag-asa Section, in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro.
The Apalit Macabebe Masantol Road, K0062+600 – K0063+400 in Calsada Bayu, Sta. Lucia Matua, Masantol; and the Sto Tomas – Minalin Road (Minalin- Macabebe Section), K0072+500-k0073+300 also remain flooded; hence, still inaccessible light vehicles. –AAC