TACLOBAN CITY- Tropical depression ‘Usman’ has damaged several major roads here in the region amounting to P54.5 million.
Based on the report of the regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the damaged roads were in the provinces of Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.
These infrastructures were damaged due to flooding and landslide spawned by Usman which, for a time, rendered them impassable.
All these damaged roads were now open and cleared by the DPWH personnel.
Tonette Lim, DPWH regional information officer, said that their office has already forwarded the said report to their central office, particularly to Asec. Antonio Molano, Jr. for the regional operations in Visayas, National Capital Region and Region IV-B (Mimaropa Region), for appropriate action.
The province of Samar sustained the most damage to its infrastructures in the amount of P27.5 million, the same DPWH report said.
Among these damaged roads were the Calbayog Diversion Road; Calbayog-Allen (Northern Samar) Road; and the Calbayog-Catarman (Northern Samar) Road.
The two engineering district offices in Northern Samar, meantime, reported of damaged of public infrastructures in the amount of P26 million.
The bulk of the damaged infrastructures were in the first district of Northern Samar, particularly in the towns of Catarman, its provincial capital, and Lope de Vega, considered the hard-hit area in the province due to Usman.
The first engineering district office reported a P25 million in damage to roads.
Northern Samar’s second engineering district office reported of P1 million of damaged roads, particularly the Catarman-Laoang Road and several roads in San Roque town.
Meantime, the lone engineering district office in Eastern Samar reported of P1 million damage to its roads, particularly along the Wright-Taft-Borongan City Road and Borongan City-Guiuan Road.