Chandigarh-Manali highway reopens (Lead)August 6th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 6 (IANS) Traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway-21 was restored near Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi town Saturday after remaining closed for more than 12 hours, police said.
The busy highway was blocked due to massive landslides triggered by a cloudburst near Mandi. No casualty was reported.
“The highway was reopened partially for traffic around 2 p.m. Hundreds of people who were stranded in their vehicles have left for their destinations,” Superintendent of Police P.D. Prasad told IANS.
This is the second cloudburst in the hill state in less than a fortnight. Four people were killed and 22 injured in a cloudburst in upper Manali July 20.
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