Bridge at SCTEx collapses, rerouting implemented-A A +A
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
CLARK FREEPORT --- A portion of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) has been closed to traffic since Tuesday after the approach of the Pasig-Potrero Bridge at the Porac section collapsed due to torrential rain.
In a statement, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said the section of SCTEx from Clark South going to Porac has been closed to ensure the safety of the motorists.
It added, "Rainfall for the past few days has resulted in strong currents to the approach of Pasig Potrero River, causing the saturation and erosion of the embankment."
BCDA also said rerouting of traffic flow to and from the Subic area and surrounding towns is currently being implemented, while technical assessment on the damage is ongoing.
Motorists are advised to take the Clark South exit through MacArthur Highway and reenter the Porac interchange.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 22, 2013.