Days after being cleared of debris, a circumferential road in Catanduanes island province is once again blocked by boulders due to rockslides. 

image 4 - Giant rocks block national road in Bato town, Catanduanes Is.
Rockslides in Circumferential Road K0003+000 in Brgy. Marinawa in Bato town blocks the national highway connecting the capital town Virac to other municipalities like Baras, Gigmoto, Viga, and San Miguel in Catanduanes. (Courtesy: Department of Public Works and Highways Region 5)

In a report posted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 5 on its Facebook page Wednesday evening, motorists are advised that they cannot pass through the Circumferential Road K0003+000 in Brgy. Marinawa in Bato town as giant rocks blocked the national highway. 

The said road connects the capital town Virac to other municipalities like Baras, Gigmoto, Viga, and San Miguel. 

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon after Typhoon Ulysses battered the province just a few days after the onslaught of Super Typhoon Rolly.

“[We are] awaiting for the weather condition to improve to mobilize equipment,” the Catanduanes District Engineering Office said.

The province is still experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall due to Typhoon Ulysses.  

Last week, the provincial government has already placed Catanduanes under a state of calamity due to the devastation brought by Super Typhoon Rolly.

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