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Himachal Pradesh: NH 3 blocked near Mandi due to landslide

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 July 2019, 13:20 IST

The National Highway 3 between Chandigarh and Manali was on Saturday morning blocked for traffic movement near Mandi due to a landslide triggered by incessant rains in the region.

The landslide occurred five kilometres off Mandi town with huge boulders falling on the road.


"NH 3 (Chandigarh-Manali) Highway is blocked near Mandi town due to landslide after heavy rain in the region. Restoration is underway and the road is expected to be clear in two hours," a release by the traffic department said.

Several tourists are stranded on either side of the road.

Further details are awaited.

-ANI

First published: 27 July 2019, 13:20 IST
 
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