LAOAG CITY — The Pan Philippine Highway section in Sitio Banquero, Barangay Pancian, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte was partially closed on Sunday due to another landslide.
It was the eighth time in less than two months that the road section was either closed or partially closed due to landslide.
The Department of Public Works and Highways-Region 1 (DPWH-1) said heavy downpour caused the landslide that rendered one lane impassable. A DPWH maintenance crew monitors the area for more possible landslides and flash flood that may pose hazard to motorists as moderate to occasional heavy rains continue.
DPWH-1 spokesperson Jocelyn Oamar they have standby heavy equipment and crew in the area. (PNA)