Manali-Keylon road reopened



Shimla: The long Manali-Leh highway was restored for vehicular traffic between Manali and Keylong after it was closed after landslides at Bhang, 4 km from Manali, last evening. The highway is still blocked for traffic beyond Sarchu Pass, thereby breaking communication with cloudburst-hit Leh in J&K.

The monsoon remained normal in Himachal Pradesh during the last 24 hours as rainfall occurred at few places in the state. Dharamsala was most wet place in Kangra district with 112.4 mm rain, followed by Palampur with 67 mm. Nalagarh in Solan 42 mm, and Gohar in Mandi 39 mm respectively. Baijnath of Kangra district had 35 mm rainfall, Jogindernagar in Mandi 32 mm, Kasauli in Solan 25 mm, Jubbal in Shimla 24 mm, Bhoranj in Hamirpur 18 mm, Bhuntar in Kullu 17 mm, Bangana in Bilaspur 15 mm and Pandoh in Mandi 13 mm, respectively.

The Minimum temperature at Shimla was recorded at 17.1 degree Celsius, Sundernagar and Mandi 23.1 degrees each, Bhuntar and Palampur 21 degrees each, Keylong and Kalpa 15 degrees each , Dharamshala 16.7 degrees, Una 24.1 Degrees, Nahan and Solan 20 degrees each.

The met office said that rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at many places of Himachal Pradesh and it warned that heavy to very heavy rain may occur at isolated places in next 24 hours.

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