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Quick-response crew deployed to secure high-risk roads in Region 3 ahead of ‘Karding’

Quick response equipment and maintenance crew were deployed to secure critical roads around Central Luzon with a high risk of flooding and landslides in preparation for Super Typhoon Karding, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

DPWH Regional Director Roseller Tolentino said the quick response teams and assets were placed on standby to immediately respond to the possible effect of the super typhoon as it headed toward the landmass of Central Luzon.

In a Philippine Information Agency report, Zambales first district engineer Hermon Ines said the agency’s manpower and equipment are now pre-positioned along Olongapo-Bugallon Road, Zambales-Tarlac Road, Amungan-Palauig-Banlog Road, and San Marcelino-San Antonio-San Narciso Road.

Nueva Ecija first district engineer Armando Manabat also said their quick response assets are now deployed in a section of Daang Maharlika in Barangay Putlan, Carranglan and Pinagpanaan-Rizal-Pantabangan Road in Barangay West Poblacion, Pantabangan town, the same report said.

Nueva Ecija second district engineer Ramil Ramos said quick response assets are now on standby in landslide-prone areas such as the K0154+700 Section of the Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road in Barangay Calaanan, Bongabon, the PIA said.

Aurora district engineer Roderick Andal said eight heavy equipment were ready to be mobilized when there is a need to conduct clearing operations in the province.

“DPWH Region 3 will continue to monitor the possible effects of the weather disturbance and will regularly provide road situational reports,” Roseller said in a social media post.