ROADS CLOSED AS ‘ODETTE’ CROSSES NORTH­ERN LU­ZON

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - REGIONS - —VILLAMOR VISAYA JR.

Five ma­jor roads in the Cordillera were closed on Fri­day as Trop­i­cal Storm “Odette” lashed out on the provinces of Apayao, Kalinga and Abra.

Land­slides dis­rupted traf­fic along the Mal­ib­cong (Abra) sec­tion of Abra-Kalinga Road; Con­ner-Kabugao Road and Calanasan (Apayao)-Ilo­cos Norte Road in Apayao; BanaueHung­duan-Benguet bound­ary road at Tinoc town in Ifu­gao prov­ince; and Talu­bin-BarligNa­tonin-Paracelis Road in Moun­tain Prov­ince, ac­cord­ing to the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works and High­ways.

More than 120 peo­ple (42 fam­i­lies) were evac­u­ated in the towns of Luna and Sta. Marcela in Apayao due to floods.

In Ca­gayan prov­ince, two bridges in Peñablanca town and two bridges in Bag­gao town were closed to traf­fic flow due to over­flow­ing rivers.

The bad weather also stranded 17 peo­ple who were in­tend­ing to travel by boat to the coastal towns of Ma­cona­con and Divi­la­can in Is­abela prov­ince and to Basco town in Batanes prov­ince.

Five pas­sen­ger boats were not al­lowed to leave Sta. Ana port in Ca­gayan and the port in Batanes.

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