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Rains continue to lash Himachal, Leh-Manali highway blocked

india Updated: Aug 19, 2011 21:58 IST

Monsoon on Friday remained active in some parts of Himachal Pradesh, where the Manali-Leh National Highway remained blocked due to landslides triggered by rains.

The Manali-Leh National Highway was blocked due to damage caused to the road at Rani nallah, 5 Km short of Rohtang Pass while monsoons remained active in some parts of Shimla, Kangra and Mandi districts.

Efforts were on to clear the road to resume vehicular movement and check frequent traffic interruptions, SDM Manali, Balbir Thakur said.

Parts of Kangra district were lashed by heavy rains and Dharamshala was wettest in the region with 55.5 mm of rains while the state capital Shimla recorded 22.2 mm of rains till this evening.

Paonta Sahib and Rajgarh in Sirmaur district recorded 47 mm of rains followed by Guler and Jogindernagar 35 mm, Saloni 31 mm, Jubbal 28 mm, Nahan 23.7 mm, Kasauli and Pandoh 17 mm, Tissa and Baldwara 14 mm, Palampur 12.4 mm, Sangrah 12 mm, Gohar 10 mm and Manali 9 mm.

The minimum temperatures remained close to normal with Kalpa and Keylong in tribal Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti recording a low of 13.0 degree, followed by Shimla 16.1 degree, Solan 18.0 degree, Palampur and Dharamshala 19.0 degree And Nahan and Bhuntar 20.0 degree.

Una was warmest during the night with a low of 24 while Mandi recorded minimum temperature at 21.2 degree.

The local Met office said thunder showers are expected in isolated Places in the state during next 24 hours.