Major roads going to Baguio City affected by landslide


Posted at Jul 22 2021 11:34 PM

Several major roads going to Baguio City are affected by landslides brought about by heavy rains Thursday.

Marcos Highway (Palispis-Aspiras Highway) is temporarily closed to motorists due to a landslide along Poyopoy, Taloy Sur, Tuba, Benguet since around 7 p.m. Clearing operations are ongoing. 

Only one lane of Kennon Road, which is open only to residents in the area, is passable due to a rock fall at Camp 5. 

Clearing operations are also ongoing along Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road, Baguio-Bontoc Road, Abra-Kalinga Road, and Balbalan-Pinukpuk road which are also affected by soil erosion and rock fall. 

Motorists going to Baguio City are advised to take a detour via San Pascual-Nangalisan-Asin Road. 

The Cordillera region has been experiencing heavy rains since Wednesday due to southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Fabian. 

Residents in landslide-prone and flood-prone areas are advised to take extra precaution.

- report from Mae Cornes