Twelve roads in four regions remain impassable following the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Wednesday.
In a statement, the DPWH said the following roads are still closed to traffic:
• Puerto Princesa North Road (SO0030PW), K0081+223 Langogan Bridge, Brgy Langogan, Puerto Princesa City due to damaged bridge;
• Puerto Princesa North Road, Tagburos Bridge II, K0016+587, Puerto Princesa City due to damaged bridge approach, fallen trees & utility post;
• Tagbilaran North Road (TNR) (Tagbilaran-Jetafe Sect) – Guiwanon, Maribojoc due to soil erosion and fallen trees;
• Cebu-Toledo Wharf Road in Cebu due to fallen trees and electric posts and debris;
• Toledo-Pinamungajan Aloguinsan-Mantalongon Road, Brgy. Cabitoonan, Toledo City due to fallen electrical posts;
• Sariling Bridge, Malabuyoc, Cebu due to damaged/collapsed bridge abutment A, revetment washed-out;
• Santander-Barili-Toledo Road K00178+800 – K0180+000, Intermittent sections, Brgy. Madridejos, Alegria, Cebu due to damaged/collapsed pavement at intermittent sections due to scouring and damaged seawall from strong waves; fallen trees, electric posts and other debris;
• Bais-Kabankalan Road, two (2) sections in Brgy. Manlipac, Bais City, Negros Oriental due to soil collapse;
• Misamis Oriental – Bukidnon – Agusan Road, K1463+503 – K1463+528, Brgy. Siloo, Malitbog, Bukidnon due to damaged newly constructed spillway at Siloo Bridge;
• Butuan City – Cagayan de Oro City – Iligan City Road, Old Mambayaan Bridge due to damaged bridge;
• Sta. Filomena – Bonbonon – Digkilaan, Rogongon Road, K1562+300, Sitio Salinsing and Purok Lindaban, Brgy. Rogongon, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte due to landslide and soil collapse; and
• Dinagat-Loreto Road K0014+0800 to K0014+0900, Mahayahay, San Jose, Dinagat Islands due to road slip.
The DPWH also reported that the following five roads in Odette-hit areas are still hardly passable:
• Puerto Princesa North Road, Tanabag Bridge II, Maoyon Bridge, San Rafael Bridge, Concepcion Bridge, Olanguan Bridge, Babuyan Bridge in Puerto Princesa due to damaged bridge approach, fallen trees, and utility posts, and debris flow;
• Jct. SH Impasug-ong – Patulangan By-Pass Rd, K1484+550 – K1484+555 (S00610MN) in Bukidnon due to soil erosion;
• Dinagat-Loreto Road, K0015+0100 to K0015+0200, Mahayahay, San Jose, Dinagat Islands due to fallen trees;
• NJR Bah-Bah-Talacogon Rd. in Brgy, Lucena, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur due to damaged Detour Road, Damaged Bailey Bridge, Flooding, and Soil Slope Collapse; and
• NRJ Bayugan-Calaitan-Tandag Road in Brgy. Berseba, Bayugan due to road cut and sinking/collapsed pavement.
The department said it has so far reopened 34 roads.
As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, December 22, the DPWH estimates damage to infrastructure of Typhoon Odette to have reached P585.8-Million.
Citing a report from the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance, DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado said that of the amount, P231.9 million was recorded in Region 4-B, P35.5 million in Region 6, P173.4 million in Region 8, and P145 million in Region 13.
“Other regions have yet to submit report on estimated damage to roads, bridges, and flood-control structures,” the DPWH said.
An Immediate Response Fund of P100 Million was released for the clearing/response operations in Regions 6, 7, 8, 10, and 13, it added.