MANALI: With incessant rains wreaking havoc in Kullu-Manali, the mist and lack of sun have brought down the temperature many notches abruptly. Woolens are back in district again and warm clothing outlets are flooded with the customers.
Vehicles trapped in landslides at Rohtang on Monday
Manali on Monday recorded minimum temperature of 15.2 degree Celsius while maximum was 20 degrees Celsius. Dense mist covered entire valley all day. Visibility at Rohtang pass, Solang valley and high altitude regions around Manali was less than 30 percent.
Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall blocked the Manali-Leh highway on Sunday night. Road could only be restored on Monday evening. Rocks and debris are falling on highway between Mandi and Hanogi temple and Kullu and Manali, making driving very risky.
River Beas, Parbati, Satluj, Tirthan, Allain and Dhundi are once again in flood. An alert has been sounded by district administration. People are advised to stop venturing close to the rivers and streams. In view of flash floods, most of the slums and temporary sheds have already been vacated.
The inclement weather has hit the search operation of bodies lost after cloudburst near south portal of Rohtang tunnel. Rivers are in spate and police are keeping an eye as buried bodies are likely to be emerged after debris erosion.