Cabato road caved in, closed to traffic PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 August 2015 11:43

A portion of the Cabato Road in Tetuan was temporarily closed to traffic after some parts of the road caved in Wednesday afternoon.

Tetuan Barangay Chairman John Dalipe rushed to the area and supervised the flow of traffic.

Dalipe said some parts of the road collapsed after a big truck with heavy cargoes passed by.

The barangay official said that underneath the road was hollow after a pipe of the Zamboanga City Water District leaked.

It was learned that there was a drainage culvert under the concreted road that may have caused the soil to erode and move toward the Tumaga river along with the flow of water.

Manang Elma, whose house is located along the road said they discovered the cracks on the road last July 25 and immediately reported it to the Tetuan barangay office, but Dalipe said he has not received any formal report.

The Saint Ignatius road inside the subdivision became an alternative road for motorists to evade the cracked and collapsed road, while the City Engineer’s Office along with the ZCWD were trying to fix the road condition. – Dan Toribio Jr.