Himachal Pradesh: Heavy Rains shuts highways, schools closed in Shimla, Mandi

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Several highways of Himachal Pradesh remained closed to traffic on Monday after heavy overnight rains as hundreds of travelers and commuters remain stranded.

According to district officials, Chandigarh-Manali National Highway-21 has been closed to traffic near Mandi town and Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway-5 was also obstructed near Jabli and kandaghat.

After landslides occurred at several points on the Hindustan-Tibet Road in Kinnaur district, traffic was halted.

As a precautionary measure, the district administrations of Shimla and Mandi directed to close all schools and educational institutes.

The Met office has forecast heavy rains across the state till Tuesday.