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Heavy downpour cripples life in Karnal

Life jerked to a halt in the district after receiving 121 mm of rain on Monday. The reports from adjoining districts such as Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Panipat and Kaithal also confirmed heavy downpour since late Sunday night.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 27, 2012 18:11 IST
HT Correspondent

Life jerked to a halt in the district after receiving 121 mm of rain on Monday. The reports from adjoining districts such as Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Panipat and Kaithal also confirmed heavy downpour since late Sunday night.


Besides disrupting traffic on the district roads and the national highway no-1, rain severely affected power supply in Karnal and adjoining areas. Residents complained that the electricity supply remained suspended since 7am till late evening, affecting the water supply as well. Due to poor drainage system, the roads remained flooded with the rain water.

Motorcyclists and those riding two-wheelers had a tough time wading through knee-deep water.

In Karnal, the worst-affected areas included Committee Chowk, Sectors 6, 7, 8, 13 and Government College Chowk.