Heavy Rainfall Triggers Chaos In Himachal Pradesh; 115 Roads Are Closed For Vehicular Movement

If you have plans to travel to Himachal Pradesh in the next few days, postpone it if possible.

by Shreya Ghosh
Heavy Rainfall Triggers Chaos In Himachal Pradesh; 115 Roads Are Closed For Vehicular Movement

Mountain lovers’ hearts desire to escape in serenity and nature’s lap throughout the year. Scorching summers and pleasant winters are amazing times to explore scenic hills and wake up to abundant greenery. But, travelling to these locations in the rainy season is a massive risk. Many parts of Himachal Pradesh continue to receive heavy rainfall. The impacts of the downpours have been so intense that many roads have been closed for transportation.

Himachal Pradesh Is Getting Lashed By Incessant Heavy Rainfall

Amandeep Singh Thakur (@Amandee05700413) shared a blissful glimpse of the state receiving rains.

Several regions of the hilly state are facing harsh consequences of the ongoing monsoon season. Shimla’s Meteorological office has already issued an orange alert for expected rainfall in Himachal Pradesh. According to predictions, it is likely that isolated places will receive heavy to very heavy rain along with lightning and thunderstorms till Friday, according to a report by Business Standard.

About 115 roads, including a few important road connections, have been closed for any sort of vehicular movement. No transportation is allowed on any of these roads following incessant major downpours in the state. Mandi in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most impacted regions. A total of 107 roads have been shut here. Chamba reported four road closures. Solan had to shut down three roads and Kangra closed one temporarily.

The Chandigarh-Manali four-lane road is one of the well-connected routes linking Himachal Pradesh with neighbouring Indian states. Following continuous showers lashing Himachal Pradesh, a section between Mandi and Pandoh on this crucial road has reported cracks, according to a report by KahaJaun.

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Unfortunately, a portion began to sink as well concerning everyone. It is an alarming situation and tragic incidents may occur in the damaged portion. From Wednesday, one-way traffic is only allowed here.

More Recent Updates About The State

Taking to X, Dazonn Travels (@DazonnT) shared a picture of a destroyed road in Himachal Pradesh.

Broken trees, damaged properties, and power cut issues are only some of the many horrifying obstacles caused by heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh. The emergency operation centre of the state shared that about 212 transformers stopped operating because of intense rainfall and its horrifying effects.

The orange alert till Friday has been extended with a yellow alert for the weekend. Heavy rainfall is expected to drench parts of the state on July 6 and July 7.

Also read: Himachal Pradesh Witnessed Over 74 Lakh Tourists As Of May; Not Shimla, Tourists Flock Solan

If you have plans to travel to Himachal Pradesh, it is better to postpone it.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ Dazonn Travels (@DazonnT)

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