New Delhi, August 13, News24 Bureau: Heavy landslides and rainfall are creating havoc in people's lives in the hills. With an eye to the inconveniences caused due to heavy rainfall and landslides, all schools including private, across Shimla and Mandi districts are closed on Monday.
Badrinath National Highway is also closed since Sunday night at Lambgarh after there was a landslide following heavy rains. This brought down debris onto the road. The road is still not clear and cleaning operation by the local administration is underway since last night.
After heavy monsoon driving on treacherous roads in the mountains becomes very risky and landslides make things worse. Authorities put glow signs on the snaky roads of the Himalayas to ensure safe driving.
Heavy downpour led to landslides in various parts of the state causing disruption to normal life although respective district administrations were in full gear to clear blockades. The National Highway 3 (Chandigarh-Manali NH) has also been blocked to avoid any untoward incident.
Heavy rains have led to a flood-like situation in Parvati Valley area in Mandi.