Normal life was thrown out of gear as heavy rain coupled with gales and winds lashed the city on Wednesday. However, there were no reports of any major damage. Many roads turned into cesspools.
Main roads, including Eluru road, Pinnamaneni Polyclinic Road, Tickkle Road and low-bridge were flooded causing severe inconvenience to two and four wheeler drivers. The continuous downpour led within no time to waterlogging in parts of the city like One Town, Moghalrajapuram, Tikkle Road, Chuttugunta and along Route No.5.
The rain, however, brought cheer to the people who were experiencing soaring temperatures for the last couple of weeks. Nearly one hour heavy rain brought the temperatures down, and brought much-needed relief from the sweltering heat. The city, however, plunged in darkness due to power failure at intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.