Heavy rains continue to disrupt normal life in Uttarakhand; IMD predicts some relief in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana & Delhi

In Uttarakhand, normal life has been affected due to heavy rain in most areas of the state today. Heavy rain caused water-logging in Dehradun and other plain areas of the state, leading to huge traffic jams. All the major rivers of the state are in spate and creating flood-like situation for the plain areas. Following the heavy rainfall for the last two days, the state police, NDRF, SDRF and other concerned personnel have been directed to remain on high alert in sensitive areas.

Due to torrential rains and landslides in the hilly areas of the state, more than 100 roads have been blocked for vehicular traffic, and efforts are being made to open them on a war footing.

The Kedarnath National Highway is blocked near Sirobgad, while the Badrinath National Highway closed for traffic at several places due to debris.

On the other hand, in Uttarkashi district, four people died last night due to debris falling from a hill near Gangnani on the Gangotri National Highway.

Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in all the districts of the state for the next two days.

It has also warned of heavy rain in Uttar Pradesh and eastern Rajasthan during next two days. Extremely heavy rainfall is also likely over northeastern India and adjoining areas of eastern India in the next two to three days.


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