462 roads blocked in Himachal, wet spell predicted till Aug 5

462 roads blocked in Himachal, wet spell predicted till Aug 5

Tourists enjoy the rain at The Ridge in Shimla on Friday. Photo: Amit Kanwar

Shimla, July 30

As many as 462 roads, including 165 in Mandi, 116 in Shimla, 47 in Kullu and 30 in Sirmaur, were blocked in the state due to landslides triggered by rains.

Meanwhile, the local Met office has issued a yellow warning of thunderstorm, lightning and heavy rainfall in six to nine districts barring Kullu, Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti for the next four days from July 31 to August 3 and predicted a wet spell in the region till August 5.

Moderate to heavy rain lashed parts of Himachal. Naina Devi received 125 mm of rain, followed by Mandi 99 mm, Sangrah and Bijahi 60 mm each, Jatton Barrage 53 mm, Paonta Sahib 47 mm, Jogindernagar 46 mm, Dharamsala 45 mm, Ghamroor 37 mm, Baldwara and Gohar 36 mm each, Dalhousie 35 mm, Dehra Gopipur 33 mm, Amb 32 mm, Pachhad 30 mm, Kufri 29 mm, Manali 27 mm, Pandoh and Nurpur 26 mm each, Gaggal 25 mm and Jubbarhatti 24 mm. — TNS

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