It probably goes without saying that you shouldn’t be making plans to drive out right now. Typhoon Ulysses is currently battering the Philippines, leaving roads flooded, rivers overflowing, and water levels at several dams on the brink of spilling over.
On the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the typhoon has left the following toll plazas completely impassable to all types of vehicles:
- Santa Rita entry
- Tabang Southbound entry
- Balagtas Southbound entry
- Marilao Northbound
This list is updated as of 9am today. About an hour ago, NLEX management also announced that the following sections of the expressway are not passable as well:
- Bocaue River Bridge Northbound and Southbound
- Sta Rita Southbound
- Balagtas Southbound
- Tabang Southbound
Management is advising all northbound motorists to make a U-turn before Bocaue Interchange, while those heading southbound are being told to make a U-turn before Petron Bocaue. All RFID installation sites are also closed until further notice.
According to a severe weather bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration this morning, Metro Manila and Central Luzon should expect “heavy to intense with at times torrential rains” until this afternoon.
Guys, stay safe, and stay at home if you can. By the looks of it, it’s still going to be a while before the weather begins to cooperate.