Shimla: Torrential rains lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh and disrupted normal life. Traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway-21 remained suspended overnight near Pandoh due to massive landslide.
Reports received form Mandi said that traffic was restored this afternoon after remaining suspended for about 13 hours. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on both sides of the road, even as incessant rains continued for over 15 hours in the Beas region, disrupting normal life. Mandi town and upper Bhiuli locality remained plunged in darkness yesterday due to a cable fault, which was detected after 12 hours. Traffic, telecommunications, power and water supply were partially affected.
Meanwhile, torrential rains lashed the capital town and many other places across the state. Jubbar Hatti in Shimla district had maximum 66 mm rainfall, followed by Pandoh in Mandi with 57 mm, Mandi town 42.5 mm, Kotkhai of Shimla 32 mm, Theog & Rohru-30 mm each and Sundernagar 26 mm.
The minimum temperature in Shimla town was 17 degree Celsius, Sundernagar and Mandi 21.7 degree Celsius each, Palampur, Bhuntar and Solan 20 degrees each, Kalpa 14 degrees, Dharamsala 18.3 degrees, Una 24.2 degrees, Mandi 23.3 degrees, Nahan 21.3 degrees and Keylong 16.3 degrees.
The Met office said that rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at many places and warned that heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places in the state during next 24 hours.