Kundapur: A lorry happened to sink deep into wet mud by the side of the road at Hosangadi on Barebale ghat connecting Udupi and Shivamogga districts on late Tuesday night, causing traffic jam for about ten hours.
A huge jack tree located beside the road made it impossible for other vehicles to pass. Although the incident took place in the night, there are a good number of vehicles passing through this ghat road in the night as well.
Free movement of vehicles began only by afternoon of Wednesday. Poor management of the sides of the roads is being blamed for such inconvenience. With heavy rains lashing the region, these incidents are likely to recur, say the residents along the road.