Shimla, July 16 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said.
While Palampur town recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 158 mm, it was 150 mm in Baijnath, 107 mm in Dharamsala and 14 mm in Manali.
State capital Shimla saw just 2.2 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 in Shimla and Kinnaur 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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