Dharamsala gets 188 mm rain, more in store for Himachal

Shimla, July 10 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall on Friday, with Dharamsala recording the highest amount in the state at 188 mm, officials said. More rains are in store, the Met office said.

“Monsoon is active in the state with chances of heavy to very heavy rainfall in some areas of the state,” an official of the meteorological office told IANS.

While Sujanpur Thira town recorded the second highest rainfall in the state at 150 mm, it was 115 mm in Palampur, 43 mm in Sundernagar and 30 mm in Manali.

State capital Shimla saw 14 mm rain.

Incessant rains have also caused massive landslides on National Highways 21 and 22 in Shimla, Kinnaur, Mandi and Kullu districts, hampering vehicular traffic.

The water level in the major rivers of the state – the Satluj, Beas and Yamuna – which enter the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana has also increased, a government official said.

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