By Betheena Kae Unite
Four road sections in Eastern Visayas damaged by Storm “Urduja” over a week ago remained closed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Monday.
DPWH said the Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road, the two badly damaged bridges along Biliran-Naval Circumferential Road, Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-Lapaz in Leyte, and the Kananga-Tungonan Hot Spring Road also in Leyte, were still being cleared of debris from landslides and floods.
A part of the Biliran-Naval Circumferential Road in Barangay Cabadiangan, Naval, was cracked by a landslide and the slope of another section in Barangay Macalpe, Caibiran, was eroded.
DPWH said repairs on the roads were underway.
The Caray-Caray Bridge and Catmon Bridge along Biliran-Naval Circumferential Road were also shut down because the approaches were damaged.
The regional office reported that repair work on the Caray-caray Bridge was halted Sunday due to bad weather.
The Catmon Bridge, on the other hand, will be repaired by a private contractor soon.
DPWH advised motorists traveling from Tacloban to Naval to take the Biliran-Cabucgayan-Caibiran-Culaba-Kawayan-Almeria-Naval Road as an alternate route.
In Leyte, the Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-Lapaz road was closed because of a damaged spillway. Motorists were advised to take Tingib-Pastrama Provincial Road instead.
The Kananga-Tungonan Hot Spring Road is also being cleared.
DPWH designated the Jct. National-Barangay Montebello-Aguiting-Lim-ao Road as an alternate route for motorists going to Barangay Lim-so, Kananga, Leyte.