The Regional Disaster Management Council has announced that Kenon Road, one of the highways leading to Baguio City, has been temporarily closed since April 9 following a landslide.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms are forecast in the area and on Saturday‘Rock fall may mean “The presence of landslides or possible repeated rock falls on other parts of the national highway,” Cordell’s joint inter-agency task force said in a public advisory on Canon.
“Due to the existing weather conditions, these roads are temporarily closed until further notice to ensure public safety.” That said.
The road, the fastest route in the mountain town and where an iconic lion’s head statue is located, was reopened to motorists on April 2 after rehabilitation work.
It has long been closed to non-residents except for occasional access during weekends or big events in Baguio.
There are three alternative routes, namely: Marcos Highway, Baguio-Bauang Road and the recently constructed Asin-Nangalisan-San-Pasqual Road.