• Melo Acuna

DPWH crews prepared to reopen closed roads

Quinta “closes” 21 roads

MANILA – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) today said 21 national road sections are still impassable due to road cuts, landslides, mudflows, collapsed bridge, sunken pavement, fallen trees and electrical post and flooding due to tropical storm “Quinta,” as of midday today.

According to field reports of the Department’s Bureau of Maintenance from the regions, Secretary Mark A. Villar said seven roads are closed in the Cordillera Administrative Region, five in Cagayan Valley, two in Central Luzon, one in CALABARZON, one in MIMAROPA, four in Bicol and one in Northern Mindanao.

“Our disaster-response teams with equipment are deployed to conduct immediate clearing operations and install warning signs along affected road sections once roads are safe for our crew,” said Secretary Villar.

However, the DPWH did not say how much of the government’s infrastructure facilities have been damaged by “Quinta.” (Melo M. Acuña)

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar. (File Photo/Melo M. Acuna)

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