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'Urduja' causes P6M in damage to Romblon roads, bridges

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'Urduja' causes P6M in damage to Romblon roads, bridges

The Olango Bridge Detour, Punong Bridge Detour and Tinimbawan Bridge Detour on Sibuyan Island have also been damaged by swollen rivers. File photo

MANILA, Philippines — Landslides on Romblon have caused an estimated P6 million in damage to roads on the province's islands so far.
 
Romblon News Network reports the Department of Public Works and Highways in the province, the portion of the Tablas Circumferential Road in Salingsing, San Agustin was the most heavily damaged. Damage to the road has been estimated at P3 million.
 
The Sibuyan Circumferential Road and the Romblon-Cogon-Sablayan Road, where six landslides have been recorded, were also damaged.
 
The Olango Bridge Detour, Punong Bridge Detour and Tinimbawan Bridge Detour on Sibuyan Island have also been damaged by swollen rivers, Romblon News Network reported.
 
Estimated damage is expected to go up as the DPWH continues to inspect the province's roads and bridges.
 
Tropical Depression Urduja, which caused floods and landslides in Eastern Visayas and MIMAROPA over the weekend, is forecast to make landfall over Palawan on Monday morning.
 
Romblon News Network is a regional partner of Philstar.com.

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