'Thirty three road sections are closed to all types of vehicles: 24 in CAR, two in Region I, and four in Region III, due to rock debris, slides, fallen trees, mudflow
, rock and soil collapse, washed-out road, road cut, damaged slope protection and electric post, road slip, eroded bridge approach, fallen trees and flooding,' the DPWH said in its 6:00 a.m.
The resulting mudflow
, moving at 480kmph, killed 70,000 people and left 200,000 homeless.
Abe expresses condolences to Philippine president over mudflow
The authors propose that the mud, after it erupted from the ground, oozed down the slope in a way unlike any mudflow
"The Prime Minister expressed condolences to families of those killed and injured in the mudflow
in Suzak district of Jalal-Abad region," said the press service of the Government.
Helens, foresters were astounded to see alder shoots determinedly pushing through the ash-laden mudflow
that had wiped out conifers in the valley of the Toutle River, and by 1982 the trees were already seven feet tall.
Alvin Alamin, 23, was struck by debris and fell off a ravine as mudflow
crashed into the Cagayan-Calanasan road following light to moderate rains.
But the agency still cautioned residents to stay alert as mudflow
and lahar flow may still occur, adding they should steer clear of the danger zone of the volcano.
Although the Construction Ministry could not confirm any mudflow
in local rivers, authorities are remaining on alert for volcanic mudflow
as the mountain is covered in snow, and rain and snow have fallen intermittently in the area since Friday evening, they said.
Land-use zoning, professional inspections, and proper design can minimize many landslide, mudflow
, and debris flow problems.
To date, there have been no deaths directly related to the mud volcano, although 11 people died in a gas explosion in November 2006 that is thought to have been caused by the mudflow
demolished 12 bridges of local significance and washed out motor roads.