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As of 12 noon, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, one (1) road section in MIMAROPA Region and seven (7) road sections in Region 8 remain impassable after Tropical Storm “Urduja” triggered landslide, damaged roads and bridges and spillway.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is still clearing the affected section of the Sibuyan Circumferential Road in the province of Romblon which was closed due to washed-out Tinimbawan Bridge Detour.
In Biliran, still closed to traffic due to landslide is the Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road particularly at K1033+900 and K1041+000, and Biliran-Naval Circumferential Road due to four (4) damaged bridges namely: Catmon, Caray-caray, Santol and Busali Bridges.
Travelers from Tacloban may take the Biliran-Cabucgayan-Caibiran-Culaba-Kawayan-Almeria-Naval Route in going to Naval and vice versa.
In Leyte, four (4) road sections are still impassable which include: Bagahupi-Babatngon-Sta. Cruz-Barugo-Carigara Road due to landslide; Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-Lapaz (K0951+500) due to damaged spillway; Libungao-Matag-ob-Palompon Road and Kananga-Tungonan Hot Spring Road due to damaged pavement caused by flooding and landslide.
Estimate of damage to national roads, bridges under DPWH is placed at P569.72 million which covers P541.7 million in Region 8; P26.5 million in Region 4-B; P1 million in Region 5; and P520,00.00 in Region 11.