SHIMLA: The Chandigarh-Manali highway was blocked for normal traffic after Beas river water flooded the road near Dwada on Sunday.
A portion of the road was submerged in water leaving many commuters stranded. The water level in the Beas rose following a cloudburst at Fozal in Kullu district.
Due to heavy rain, the Himachal Pradesh government to order closure of all schools in Kullu and Kinnaur districts on Monday, officials said.
Meanwhile, at least 20 stranded people have been rescued from the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) official said.
They were stranded due to the closure of the Rohtang Pass after heavy snowfall, Lieutenant Colonel D S Bisht said.
After getting information, a General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) truck was sent and they were brought to Manali safely with the help of Col A K Awasthi and Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus, Bisht said.
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