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Heavy rains in Himachal, roads closed, power supply affected

According to the emergency operation centre, the heavy rain has also disrupted power supply, with 334 transformers affected. Additionally, 55 water supply schemes have been impacted, leaving many areas without access to clean water. The centre is closely monitoring the situation and working to restore essential services as soon as possible.  

News Arena Network - Shimla - UPDATED: July 6, 2024, 04:40 AM - 2 mins read

Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh disrupts life, closing 150 roads and affecting power supply.

Heavy rains in Himachal, roads closed, power supply affected

Heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh disrupts life, closing 150 roads and affecting power supply.


Heavy rain pounded parts of Himachal Pradesh, with Dharamshala and Palampur in Kangra district receiving over 200 mm of rainfall. The downpour has resulted in widespread disruptions, with 150 roads closed for traffic across the state. The affected roads include 111 in Mandi, 13 in Sirmaur, nine in Shimla, eight each in Chamba and Kullu, and one in Kangra district. 

 

According to the emergency operation centre, the heavy rain has also disrupted power supply, with 334 transformers affected. Additionally, 55 water supply schemes have been impacted, leaving many areas without access to clean water. The centre is closely monitoring the situation and working to restore essential services as soon as possible.  

 

Kangra’s Dharamshala recorded the highest rainfall of 214.6 mm, followed by Palampur 212.4 mm, Jogindernagar 169 mm, Kangra city 157.6 mm, Baijnath 142 mm, Jot 95.2 mm, Nagrota Suriyan 90.2 mm, Sujanpur Tira 72 mm, Dhaulakuan 70 mm, Ghamroor 68.2 mm, Nadaun 63 mm and Berthin 58.8 mm.  

 

The Shimla meteorological office has issued a “yellow” alert, warning for thunderstorms and lightning at isolated places till July 12.  Other tourist destinations of Dalhousie received 31 mm of rain, Manali received 30 mm, Kasauli 24 mm, Narkanda 19 mm and Shimla 17.2 mm.  

 

According to the parameters, 2.5-15.5 mm of rain is considered light rainfall, 15.6 mm-64.4 mm as moderate, 64.5-115.5 mm as heavy, 115.6-204.4 mm as very heavy and over 204.5 mm as extremely heavy.  

 

The minimum temperatures witnessed an appreciable fall and Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti recorded the lowest night temperature at 6.9 degrees Celsius on Friday night.  On Thursday night Kukumseri in Lahaul and Spiti recorded a minimum temperature of 11.6 degrees Celsius.  

 

So far, the state has received 72.1 mm of rain against the normal of 35 mm, an excess of 106 per cent in the month of July. 

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