Itanagar, Mar 30 (PTI) People of Itanagar and its adjoining areas have been in darkness for around 24 hours, after power supply was snapped during a cyclone accompanied by rain, a senior official said today.

The power supply was disconnected at around 6 pm yesterday due to uprooting of electric poles and damage to electric cables by fallen trees. It was restored shortly after 4 pm today.

Several public and private properties were also damaged by the storm, Capital Deputy Commissioner Prince Dhawan said.

The cyclone blew away CGI (corrugated galvanised iron) sheets from several houses, he said adding that trees were uprooted blocking roads in and around the state capital and damaging a few cars, the DC said.

No casualty has been reported.

As the monsoon season is approaching, Dhawan warned the people to refrain from illegal earth-cutting and urged those living near rivers and landslide prone areas to move to safer places.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.