Heavy rains in Himachal may continue till Wednesday

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Shimla, Aug 1 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday witnessed moderate to heavy rains which hampered vehicular traffic and the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate.

There are chances of very heavy rainfall at some places in the state till Wednesday, the Met office said.

While Gaggal town recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 181 mm, it was 176 mm in Baijnath, 116 mm in Palampur and 55 mm in Dharamsala. State capital Shimla saw 53.8 mm rain.

Incessant rains have also caused massive landslides on link roads in Shimla, Kangra, Kinnaur and Kullu districts.

The water level in the major rivers of the state — the Satluj, Beas and Yamuna which enter the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana — has also increased, a government official said.

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