Himachal Pradesh weather, floods LIVE updates: Mild intensity earthquake jolts Sirmaur district

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New Delhi | Updated:Sep 24, 2018 5:35:03 pm

Himachal Pradesh weather LIVE updates: Incessant rainfall in Himachal Pradesh for the last three days has triggered a flood-like situation. Movement of traffic on several important roads including Chandigarh-Manali highway beyond Manali town and Pathankot-Chamba have been halted.

Himachal Pradesh weather, Himachal Pradesh rain, Manali weather, Chandigarh Manali highway, Beas water level, Yamuna water level, Manali snowfall, Rohtang Pass snowfall, Shimla weatherHimachal Pradesh weather, floods LIVE updates: Heavy rains hit normal life, several roads closed; MeT department says downpour to continue till September 25

Himachal Pradesh weather LIVE updates: Incessant rainfall in Himachal Pradesh for the last three days has triggered a flood-like situation. Movement of traffic on several important roads including Chandigarh-Manali highway beyond Manali town and Pathankot-Chamba have been halted. At several locations, landslides have also struck roads leading to halt in transport services. Schools, colleges and several offices have been shut in view of the bad weather condition. The administration has advised locals and tourists not to travel towards the high reaches as there are chances of snowfall and heavy rainfall till Tuesday. Also, the water level in many rivers including the Yamuna, Beas and Satluj have increased and are flowing above the danger mark.

According to the Met department, the western disturbances will remain active in the state till September 25.

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Himachal Pradesh weather, floods LIVE updates:

17:19 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Keylong receives fresh snowfall
17:19 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Latest visuals from Babeli Nature Park in Kullu
17:08 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Earthquake in Himachal Pradesh

A moderate intesity earthquake today jolted the Sirmaru district of Himachal Pradesh. A district administration official said that 3.7 intensity earthquake hit the region around 2:20 pm. The epicentre was 10 km northeast of the district. Mild tremors were also felt in the adjoining areas. 

16:47 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Red alert issued in Punjab

Punjab government today issued a 'red alert' in the wake of heavy rain in the state. The government asked district authorities to remain vigil. CM Amarinder Singh today also called a review meeting. Meanwhile, all schools and colleges have been asked to remain shut on Tuesday in view of the bad weather.

16:09 (IST)24 Sep 2018
19 rescued by IAF in Kullu

On Saturday, an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper rescued 19 people at Dobi in Kullu district as they were stuck in a flashflood. Chief Minister Jairam Thakur also presided over an emergency meeting on Saturday to take stock of the situation arisen due to the heavy rains in last three days. The CM directed the officials to take all precautionary measures to minimise loss of life and property.

16:04 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Landslide in Kinnaur district
16:03 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Schools, colleges shut in 8 districts

Schools, colleges and other educational institutions to remain close in 8 districts of the state. The eight districts where educational institutions have been shut due to rainfall are Kullu, Kinnaur, Chamba, Kangra, Bilaspur, Sirmaur, Mandi and Shimla. According to Met department, these districts are likely to witness heavy rainfall.

16:01 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Waterlogging in Mandi
16:00 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Rains damage paddy, cotton crop in Punjab, Haryana

Farmers in Punjab and Haryana said that the standing paddy and cotton crop almost ready-to-harvest have been damaged due to unseasonal rain. Meanwhile, moderate to heavy rainfall continued in many pars of the two states today.

14:59 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Heavy snowfall on Rohtang Pass

Heavy snowfall on Rohtang Pass situated at a height of 13,050 feet, located 52 km from Manali, leaves tourists stranded. The Manali-Leh highway has been closed for traffic owing to heavy snow.

14:11 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Manali-Leh highway shut due to heavy snow

The highway the connects Manali with Leh in Jammu and Kashmir has been shut by the administration due to heavy snow. The higher reaches of Kully, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts have also reported snowfalls. Keylong town in the district saw over two feet of snow.

14:00 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Bridges were washed away in Kullu, Manali

According to a report in news agency IANS, three bridges were washed away in Kullu and Manali towns due to flood triggered by heavy rains. Manali recorded the highest rainfall in the state on second consecutive day at 121 mm. Kangra received 120 mm rainfall. Capital city, Shima saw 23 mm rainfall.

13:54 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Flash flood, heavy rainfall disrupt normal life in Kullu

Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus Khan said that the rainfall in the region for the last few days and flash flood in many areas have disrupted the normal life.

13:52 (IST)24 Sep 2018
Ravi river flowing at dangerous level in Chamba

Ravi river is still flowing at dangerous level. Chamba SP Dr Monika told news agency ANI that the administration is taking all preventing measures to minimise the loss. “Rainfall has reduced to drizzling. Evacuations in low lying areas being done since yesterday. Most of the traffic has been stopped in the district.”

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