Belagavi, Ballari dists witness heavy rain

Belagavi, Ballari dists witness heavy rain
Unseasonal rains continued to lash parts of Ballari and Belagavi districts on Saturday. The rainfall threw normal life out of gear, leading to traffic jams and uprooting of several trees.

Traffic was hit in many parts of Belagavi City on Saturday as heavy showers accompanied by hailstorms lashed for over two hours, clogging many prominent roads. Following heavy rains, several low-lying areas were inundated, throwing normal life out of gear for some time. Vehicular movement came to a halt due to the flooding of roads. Heavy traffic jams were witnessed at most roads and circles. Vehicle owners were struggling to commute through the waterlogged roads.

Several trees were also uprooted. People at residential colonies faced severe inconvenience as rainwater gushed into homes at several low-lying areas in Tilakwadi, Shahapur, Gandhi Nagar and Vadgaon.

Heavy winds also threw down display boards of business establishments and several boards were found fallen on the roads. At some places such as on Khanapur Road, water was flowing over two feet, causing inconvenience to two-wheeler riders.

Pre-monsoon showers were also reported from Kittur, Chikkodi, Khanapur, Raibag, Harugeri in Raibag taluk, Sankeshwar and Yamakanamaradi in Hukkeri taluk and other surrounding areas in the district.

In Ballari

Ballari city witnessed heavy rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorm and gusty winds, for nearly an hour on Saturday evening. Several trees were uprooted leading to traffic jams. Several residents voluntarily cleared the branches and leaves, paving way for vehicular movement. A tree on Infantry Road was uprooted and a tree on the premises of NCC office, was also uprooted.

Traffic movement was hindered on Kanaka Durgamma Temple Road, Sathyanarayanapete and Dr Joladarashi Doddana Gowda Rangamandira Road, etc, while, low-lying areas like Vaddara Bande, Kamela Road, Kolami Road, Millerpete, Patelnagar, Hussein Nagar, Renuka Nagar, Taluru Road, Gandhinagar, Devinagar, Harishchandra Nagar, Caul Bazar, NCC Office, Kuvempu Nagar, etc, are inundated.

DH News Service

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