Shimla, Jun 29 (PTI) The Manali-Leh National Highway-3 was blocked today after heavy rainfall triggered landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district, an official said. Also Read - Massive Traffic Jam in Himachal Pradesh Towns Due to Rain & Snowfall, Several Tourists Stranded | See Pics

Efforts are underway to clear the highway, he said. Also Read - New Year 2021: Social Gathering, Public Celebration Won’t be Held in These Cities Across India | Complete List Here

Landslide reportedly occurred due to heavy rains in Marhi last night. However, the district administration came to know about the landslide in the morning when some tourists had informed them about the road blockage. Also Read - COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh: Night Curfew in Mandi, Shimla Kullu, Kangra From Nov 24 to Dec 15

Meanwhile, rains continued to occur at most places of the state as monsoon became vigorous during the last 24 hours.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in Una distruct, whereas Chamba and Kangra districts witnessed heavy rainfall.

As per the data provided by the Meteorological (MeT) department here, Amb witnessed 142 mm rain, Dalhousie 104, Guler 76, Una 71, Dharamshala 68, Ghamroor 66, Saloni 55, Dehragopipur-51, Baijnath-42, Tissa-39, Gohar and Nadaun-34 each, Nurpur-25, Karsog and Pachhad-24 each, Dharampur and Renuka-13 each, Jhanjehli-12, Aghar, Mehre and Pandoh witnessed 11 mm each rainfall during the past 24 hours.

Rains will continue to lash most parts of this hilly state for the next three days, the MeT department said.

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