Chandigarh-Manali Highway closed due to landslide, restoration work underway
Mandi, July 31 , 2021 (ANI): Chandigarh-Manali Highway (NH-3) has been blocked due to a landslide near the Pandoh area of Mandi district on Saturday.
According to the district police, the restoration work is underway. Shalini Agnihotri, Superintendent of Police, Mandi said that the highway is closed since last night and traffic is being diverted through an alternate route via Kataula.
"The highway is closed since last night. One vehicle parked on road was also damaged after being hit by boulders. There is a long vehicle queue on NH3 and traffic is being diverted through an alternate route via Kataula," said Mandi SP.
The state has been recording spells of heavy rainfall during the Monsoon season. This has resulted in landslides at several places. (ANI)