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‘Odette’ causes P309-M in infrared damage.

According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the cost of damage to government infrastructure caused by Typhoon Odette is projected to be PHP308.9 million.

As of 6 a.m. Monday, eight national roads in Mimaropa, Eastern Visayas, Soccsksargen, and Caraga were still impassable to all types of vehicles, according to the DPWH.

The Puerto Princesa North Road, section in Langogan Bridge, and another section in Barangay Langogan, Puerto Princesa City in Palawan due to landslide; Daang Maharlika in Southern Leyte due to landslide, debris, fallen trees, and electric posts; and sections of Misamis Oriental – Bukidnon – Agusan Road in Barangay Siloo and Barangay San Luis in Malitbog, Buki

The Butuan City – Cagayan de Oro City – Iligan City Road, Old Mambayaan Bridge, is also impassable due to bridge damage; the Sta. Filomena – Bonbonon – Digkilaan, Rogongon Road, Sitio Salinsing, Brgy. Rogongon, Iligan City due to landslide; the Dinagat-Loreto Road to Mahayahay, San Jose, Dina

Flooding, landslides, fallen trees, and electric posts, damaged bridges, and soil collapse have hampered access to five routes in Northern Mindanao and Caraga, according to the report.

Since Dec. 16, the DPWH Quick Response Teams from the impacted areas’ Regional Offices and District Engineering Offices have removed and reopened a total of 29 roadways.

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