Uttarakhand Weather: The process of rain is continuing in many districts of the state. Meanwhile, roads are also getting blocked at some places due to debris.
For the third time in the monsoon season, the Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert in the state. In view of the possibility of heavy rains, the department has advised the government, government, district administration as well as officials related to disaster management to remain alert round the clock.
In view of the possibility of heavy rain in Chamoli, Bageshwar, Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand today, an orange alert has also been issued by the Meteorological Department. This is the third time in the ongoing monsoon season that the Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert. Since morning, the process of rain is continuing in some districts of the state.
On Thursday, the Badrinath Highway continued to be blocked at places due to rain and landslides. The highway remained closed for some time in Karnprayag and Lambagad Nala, after which the vehicular movement was smooth after the opening of the highway. On the other hand, there was a long jam in Kalsi Chakrata due to debris coming. Due to the torrential rains overnight in the Yamuna valley including Yamunotri Dham, the river drains came in spate, which has disrupted normal life. Traffic is disrupted due to closure of many connectivity routes including Yamunotri Highway.
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Yamunotri Highway is closed since night due to debris boulder coming near Khaneda slip zone. Sonprayag 465 pilgrims were left for Kedarnath till 8 am amid rain. Light rain continues in Pantnagar and Chaukhutia in Kumaon. 166 roads are closed due to landslides caused by heavy rains in the state. The work of opening 45 roads is in progress. 182 JCB machines were employed in this work.
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Director of Meteorological Center and Senior Meteorologist Vikram Singh said that in view of the possibility of very heavy rains, people living on the banks of rivers, streams as well as people living in landslide prone areas need to be careful. A report in this regard has been sent to the State Government and the Disaster Management Department. In view of the possibility of very heavy rains, the Meteorological Department has advised the government, government, district administration as well as officials related to disaster management to remain alert round the clock.
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