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Pasig Potero Bridge on SCTEX is now passable to Class 1 vehicles

Class 2 and 3 vehicles will still have to take alternative routes

It will be a lot easier to go back to Subic now with the bridge being passable. SCREENSHOT FROM GOOGLE MAPS

Those who have gone up north in the past few weeks must be aware of the hellish traffic that awaits them due to the recent inclement weather, especially with the flooding found on NLEX, making two-hour journeys a half-day affair.

But since July 16, the Pasig Potero Bridge on Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) has remained closed due to constant lahar floods from heavy rains, forcing travelers bound for Subic to take alternative routes.

Only the inner lanes will be usable for now, but it's a massive improvement over not being able to use the bridge. PHOTO FROM NLEX CORPORATION

But there is good news, as the NLEX Corporation has announced that it has opened the innermost lanes to Class 1 vehicles on the bridge. As for Class 2 and 3 vehicles, they will still have to take alternative routes while embankment works are still ongoing.

Sam Surla

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