first_imgRaffy Yap, executive director of City Traffic Operations and Management (Citom), said while they were surprised by the outage, they managed to immediately detail traffic enforcers who diverted motorists from using the tunnel.“As far as I know, I have not read any advisory that the power interruption will affect the tunnel. Maybe there was an advisory but it did not mention the tunnel so it did not trigger a red (mark) on my part,” Yap said.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionLast Dec. 27, the Visayan Electric Co. (Veco) posted on its Facebook page a scheduled power interruption affecting a large portion of barangays San Roque, Tejero, Tinago and T. Padilla.The 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. outage also included the Malacañang sa Sugbo and Fort San Pedro, where the SRP tunnel is located. A settlement between the affected motorists and the company that owned the truck is being worked out today.Yap said Cebu City Hall has no oversight authority on the SRP tunnel since it is under the management of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). /Dale G. Israel, Senior ReporterRead Next WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine LATEST STORIES Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage MOST READ “These interruptions are needed to improve our facilities in the areas mentioned and to further augment our services to our valued customers,” Veco said in its Facebook account.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsDespite this, Yap said the traffic in the area was manageable since it was a Sunday.“Two mobile cars with two traffic enforcers at each of the approaches of the tunnel were deployed to divert traffic,” Yap said.He told Cebu Daily News in a phone interview that the closure was temporary and will depend on when the power is restored. “We just need to close it for safety reasons,” Yap said.Last Friday afternoon, a couple and their driver were injured in a collision with a truck that also resulted in a six car pile-up outside the SRP tunnel.ADVERTISEMENT Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal It’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension View comments Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege The South Road Properties (SRP) tunnel was temporarily closed to all traffic yesterday due to a 12-hour power interruption that affected its lighting facilities.The one-kilometer long underground section of the Cebu South Coastal Road leading to the SRP tunnel was deemed “unsafe” because of “zero visibility.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Painters refuse to go quietlylast_img read more