Roads blocked due to flash floods in Chamba district

Chamba: Road connectivity has been hampered in Chamba district due to flash floods in the higher reaches because of melting of glaciers and incessant rains in the past week.  No loss of life has been reported.

"Flashfloods due to melting of glaciers and rains in the past two days have destroyed several roads in Pangi Valley of Chamba district," Resident Commissioner Gopal Chand said. "Even private property has been washed away," he said.

The state highway connecting Killar, the headquarters of Pangi, with Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir has been closed to traffic.

The road connectivity between Killar and Kishtwar has been blocked at several points due to massive landslides. One bridge near Dharwas was also washed away Friday night, he added.

Chand said the work to clear the landslides started today  but reconstructing the bridge will take more than a month. ba

Saach Pass connecting Pangi Valley with Spiti is expected to be reopened to traffic by mid-June.

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