KENNON Road, one of the highways going to Baguio City, has been temporarily closed starting April 9 immediately following a rock fall incident that indicates a potential landslide, the regional disaster management council announced.
Isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms have been forecast in the area and Saturday’s rock fall could mean “presence of landslide hazards or possible repeated rock falls in other parts of the national road,” the Cordillera joint inter-agency task force on Kennon said in a public advisory.
“In relation to these threats/risks due to the prevailing weather system, Kennon Road is hereby temporarily closed until further notice to ensure public safety,” it said.
The road, the fastest route to the mountain city and where an iconic Lion head statue is located, was just reopened to motorists on April 2 after rehabilitation works.
It has long been closed to non-residents except for occasional access granted on weekends or during major events in Baguio.
There are three alternate routes, namely: the Marcos Highway, Baguio-Bauang Road, and the recently-built Asin-Nangalisan-San-Pascual Road.