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Himachal to get more heavy rains till Sunday

IANS | Shimla |

The hills of Himachal Pradesh will continue to experience moderate to heavy rainfall till Sunday, the weather bureau said. Some areas in the state received heavy spells in the last 24 hours, causing landslides and blocking the highways.

While Gohar town in Mandi district recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 102 mm, it was 82 mm in Dalhousie, 66 mm in Palampur and 31 mm in Manali.

State capital Shimla saw 41 mm rain.

An official of the local Met office said there are chances of heavy rainfall at some places in the state till Sunday. Thereafter, the intensity of the rainfall will start receding.

Incessant rains have caused landslides on national highways and link roads in Shimla, Kinnaur, Mandi and Kullu districts, hampering vehicular traffic.