CAGAYAN, Philippines- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) advised motorists that it had closed Kennon Road in Benguet province due threats of Tropical Storm Jolina.
In an advisory on Friday, August 25, Alberto Gahid, officer-in-charge and the assistant regional director of DPWH-Cordillera, said Kennon Road is closed to motorists starting 8 pm on Friday.
Gahid advised the public to take Marcos Highway or Naguillian Road in going to and from Baguio City.
Jolina made landfall over Casiguran, Aurora around 8:15 on Friday night and is expected to pass over Cordillera region.
The provinces of Benguet, Abra, Kalinga, Ifugao and Mountain Province were placed under signal number 2, according to state weather bureau PAGASA’s 8 pm advisory.
Meanwhile, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Park Management, in coordination local disaster agencies, has suspended hiking, trekking and caving in Mt. Pulag, Mt. Purgatory in Benguet, and Sagada in Mountain Province. Northernforum.net