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Heavy rain lashes parts of Erode district

Water stagnation put pedestrians and motorists into a lot of difficulty in Erode on Wednesday.

Water stagnation put pedestrians and motorists into a lot of difficulty in Erode on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: M_GOVARTHAN

With the north-east monsoon setting in, many parts of the district have been receiving rain since Wednesday afternoon leading to disruption in vehicle movement at many places, particularly in the hilly areas.

The downpour was heavy in the city and its outskirts resulting in water stagnation on roads at Moolapalayam, Kollampalayam, Sathy Road, Panneerselvam Park and a few other areas.

Since most of the roads in the city were dug for underground drainage works and for laying underground cables and pipelines, water stagnated in pits and trenches making the travel difficult for motorists and pedestrians.

Motorists wanted the corporation and the highways department to close the pits and trenches at the earliest as motoring on the road poses a threat to road users. Drainage clogging was reported in the city resulting in water overflowing on the road.

Rains that continued in Kadambur Hills resulted in waterfalls forming at five places on the ghat road, while floods in the two streams at Guthiyalathur Pallam and Sakkaraipallam on the Kadambur – Makkampalayam Road disrupted movement of vehicles. The TNSTC bus service to Makkampalayam remains cancelled as the service was operated from Kadambur to Arigiyam for the fifth consecutive day.

Meanwhile, water level at Bhavani Sagar reservoir stood at 96.67 feet against its full reservoir level of 105 feet here. At 6 p.m., the inflow was 5,667 cusecs while the discharge was 1,500 cusecs in Lower Bhavani Project (LBP) canal. The storage was 26.202 tmc against the capacity of 32.800 tmc.

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