Incessant rainfall since last night has triggered landslides along various locations of the Mechi highway.
As a result traffic has been obstructed. Landslip in five locations in the Harkate-Kiteni section of the highway has stopped the road for traffic since this morning, according to Area Police office in Pashupatinagar. It will take some time before the debris is cleared and the road opened for traffic, said police inspector Padam Thapaliya.
Meanwhile, hundreds of travelers on their way to Ilam from Jhapa and vice-versa have been left stranded.
Roads in Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk at high risk of landslides
Many roads in Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk are reported to be at risk of being blocked or swept away by landslides triggered by incessant rainfall since the past few days.
The 55-kilometer road section of the Araniko highway leading to Kodari from Bandeu of Sindhupalchowk is at high risk of landslip, the Division Road Office in Dolakha has said.
Hills above the road had suffered cracks in the earthquake and there is likelihood of severe landslide, said chief of the Office Kamlesh Kumar Karna. There is also risk of indundation by the Bhotekoshi river, he said.
The 92-kilometer-long Pushpa Lal highway from Lamosanghu of Sindhupalchowk to Miltikhola of Dolakha is also in danger of being blocked by landslide. Road sections in Bocha, Charnawati and Sakhine and in Bhirkot are at risk of landslide, said engineer at the Office Subaraj Neupane.RSS