252 Himachal roads closed after landslides

Palampur wettest with 245 mm rain

252 Himachal roads closed after landslides

Tribune News Service

Shimla, July 19

As many as 252 roads were blocked due to rain-related incidents in the past 24 hours. A maximum of 148 roads were closed in the Mandi zone, 54 in the Kangra zone and 43 in the Shimla zone.

The local Met office has issued an orange warning of thunderstorm, lightning and heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in 10 districts barring Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti on July 20 and a yellow warning of thunderstorm, lightning and heavy rain on July 21.

Moderate to very heavy rain lashed several parts of the state. Palampur with 245 mm of rain was the wettest followed by Dharamsala 119 mm, Bilaspur 104 mm, Mandi 86 mm, Hamirpur 77 mm, Paonta Sahib 72 mm, Una 71 mm, Dalhousie 69 mm, Nahan 68 mm, Solan 64 mm, Nalagarh 39 mm, Kufri 35.5 mm, Bajura and Naina Devi 35 mm each and Shimla 31 mm.

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