Manali (Himachal Pradesh) [India], June 29 (ANI): The Manali-Leh National Highway-3 has been blocked due to a landslide at Marhi, nearly 30 kilometres from Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Also Read - Schools in Himachal Pradesh to Reopen From Feb 1, Face Mask Must For Students | Guidelines Here  

Heavy rain in the area for the past 24 hours caused the landslide. Also Read - Viral Leopard Video From Himachal Captures 'Human Behaviour'

The landslide happened late night on Thursday and came into light by early morning on Friday. The local administration was informed by the commuters at around six in the morning. Also Read - Bird Flu: Delhi, Himachal, Goa Take Strict Action, Ban Import of Poultry Products From Outside | Details Here

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) officer Avril Jain confirmed the landslide and said that the road would be clear soon.

“The road clearing operation has started and would be done soon for the traffic. Machines have been deputed along with the BRO engineering team,” said Jain.

Police have been deployed to monitor the traffic situation.

Meanwhile, a major landslide blocked the National Highway 94, near Hindolakhaal in Uttarakhand. The road clearing work is underway with three machines deployed on the site. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.