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Truck ban takes effect on EDSA, C5 amid holiday season

The truck ban on EDSA and C5 Road resumed on Monday at 6 a.m., according to a report by Bam Alegre on GMA News' Unang Balita.

The ban will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. every day except Sundays and holidays.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) gave trucks window hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. wherein they can use certain portions of EDSA.

These areas on EDSA are Magallanes Interchange to Roxas Boulevard, and North EDSA to Balintawak.

However, trucks will not be able to use the portion of EDSA from Magallanes Interchange in Makati City to North Avenue in Quezon City at any time.

The MMDA said the truck ban was implemented to help ease the traffic this holiday season.

The number coding scheme for vehicles remains suspended.

The MMDA said the truck ban was earlier suspended during the quarantine period to make way for the delivery of essential goods amid the COVID-19 pandemic. —KG, GMA News