Hosmath Bridge Goes under Water – Traffic Affected

Hosmath Bridge Goes under Water – Traffic Affected

Puttur: The Hosmath bridge across river Gundya went under water on Tuesday evening, as a result of floods caused by heavy rains.

Hundreds of regular commuters, office-goers, students and pilgrims travelling to Shri Kukke Subrahmanya and Dharmasthala temples were stranded for long hours.

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As the rains subsided by early Wednesday morning, traffic is expected to move smoothly.

A lot of driftwood, tree branches and other trash have flown over the roads in different places and drivers have been warned to exercise caution.

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The highway between Uppinangady and Subrahmanya is a vital link road. If it is cut off, diversions can be too long-winding. A new bridge at a much higher level is under construction, which has been dragging on for years.

Until the new bridge is ready, the woes are likely to continue during the rains.

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