Heavy rain in Himachal, rivers in spate

Shimla, The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall Monday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.

While Guler town recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 95 mm, it was 87 mm in Nagrota Suriyan, 65 mm in Sujanpur Thira and 61 mm in Gohar.

State capital Shimla saw 35 mm rain.

An official of the local Met office said there are chances of heavy rainfall at some places in the state till Wednesday.

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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