CARIGARA, Leyte- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)’s Leyte Second Engineering Office (2nd LED) announced that the bridge located along Sitio Ansubas, Barangay Lemon in Capoocan is now passable after a landslide occurred in the area in the aftermath of typhoon’s ‘Urduja’ wrath.
Half of the lane was covered with mud and debris when the slope protection along the historic Breakneck Ridge collapsed, followed by a landslide due to the heavy rains spawned by Urduja which hit Leyte on Saturday (December 16).
DPWH maintenance personnel immediately conducted clearing operations in the area and restored traffic along the said route in the afternoon of Sunday, (December 17) for vehicles plying along the Palo-Carigara- Ormoc road, one of the region’s vital highways.
The 2nd LED is still assessing the amount of damage to infrastructure along the area as of this writing.
To recall, a road section of the same spot collapsed in December 2014 after heavy rains pounded Leyte province brought by typhoon ‘Seniang’.
The collapsed road section marred traffic during one of the country’s busiest days. The district engineering office undertook a multi-million road reblocking and slope protection project in the area.
However, incessant rains brought by the slow-moving Urduja softened the soil in Sitio Ansubas resulting in a landslide.