There was site visitors chaos on the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) yesterday (Wednesday, April 19) after a hearth brought on a transmission tower to break down onto the highway.
The blaze in Muntinlupa City broke out in a 400-square-metre residential compound close to the northbound Alabang exit plaza, stated metropolis info officer Tez Navarro.
No one was reported injured within the hearth, which broke out through the morning rush hour.
The warmth from the flames, nevertheless, brought on the collapse of the Biñan-Muntinlupa 230-kilovolt transmission tower of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines which loomed over the compound the place 80 households lived.
With the tower and its cable wires looming over the expressway, the northbound and southbound lanes of the Alabang viaduct had been closed to autos.
As a consequence, heavy site visitors was reported on SLEx.
In a press release, the national grid stated the warmth from the blaze weakened the tower’s foundations however there was no energy interruption on account of back-ups being in place.
According to the official Twitter account of SLEx, the Alabang viaduct was reopened to site visitors by 10.30am.
The northbound Alabang exit plaza, nevertheless, will stay closed till the collapsed tower is eliminated.