Landslide strands motorists in Aurora village

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 09 2011 01:15 AM | Updated as of Nov 09 2011 09:15 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A landslide that hit a village in the town of Maria, Aurora closed off a major road in the province, authorities said.

More than 70 vehicles were stranded on Monday because of the debris.

The landslide occurred at around 5 p.m.

No casualties were reported.

Authorities were able to clear the road in Barangay Wenceslao 3 hours after the landslide. The clearing operation lasted for about 30 minutes.

Motorists headed to Casiguran and Dilasag were able to pass the highway on Tuesday.

Authorities are on standby in case rains trigger another landslide. Barangay Wenceslao official Dennis Palacio said the area is prone to landslides. -- Report from John Germono, ABS-CBN News Dagupan