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Kennon Road closed, 11 roads impassable due to landslides caused by Luis


Kennon Road, a major thoroughfare leading to Baguio City in northern Luzon, has been closed in the wake of destruction from Typhoon Luis, the state-run Philippine Information Agency reported Monday.

The PIA, in a tweet, said Kennon was closed since 2 a.m. due to "landslides and falling rocks along the road."

Since Sunday, Typhoon Luis (Kalmaegi) had pounded parts of northern Luzon, bringing heavy rain and causing floods.

No direct casualty was recorded but at least 7,801 people were displaced by heavy rain and floods brought by the storm as of Monday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

Meanwhile, 15 crew members of a ferry were rescued after the vessel sank in Manila Bay on Sunday.
 
As of 8 a.m. Monday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said at least 11 roads and three bridges in Luzon are still not passable.

These are:

La Union:
- Boundary of Rosario, La Union and San Fabian, Pangasinan
- Romulo Highway in Brgy. Poblacion and Pagomboa, Aguilar not passable to all vehicles
- San Jacinto going to San Fabian in Brgy. Vicente is not passable to light vehicles

Nueva Ecija:
- Nueva Ecija-Pangasinan Road in Cuyapo
- Laur-Bongabon Road
- Muñoz-Lupao Road underwater
- Tablang-Gabaldon Road hardly passable to light vehicles

Aurora:
- Bongabon via Baler Road

Catanduanes:
- detour bridge at Barangay Hicming, Virac

Mountain Province:
- Mt. Province-Ilocos Sur via Tue Calaban section

Apayao:
- Sta. Elena-Poblacion Road in Claveria, Calanasan closed due to landslide
- Lower Manot-Pudtol closed due to eroded riprap

Kalinga:
- Pinukpok-Balbalan Road at Barangay Limos Pinukpok, closed due to landslide

Weather forecasters said Typhoon Luis finally exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility before noon Monday. —Joel Locsin/KBK, GMA News
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