Catmon Bridge. Photo by Jalmz
Catmon Bridge. Photo by Jalmz

Manila Bulletin
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.

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