Kennon Road remains closed to motorists

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 03 2019 03:56 PM

MANILA - Kennon Road, one of the major access roads to Baguio City, remains closed to motorists as soil continues to fall from the area where a landslide happened last week.

 

A Philippine Information Agency (PIA) report said one lane was opened on Saturday. However, the soil remains unstable and continues to pose a threat to motorists and residents as more landslides may be triggered by rains. 

The landslide along Barangay Camp 6, Sitio Camp 5 had an estimated length of 50 meters and blocked the road, according to Ruth Duyo of the Department of Public Works and Highways-Cordillera. 

Residents in the lower areas of Camp 4 to Camp 1 are urged to take Marcos Highway when heading to Baguio City.

Meanwhile, the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office has recommended for the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Cordillera to coordinate with barangay officials in the conduct of a preemptive evacuation of affected residents along the highway and those on top of the mountain.