Jul 18, 2019

Heavy rain affects central hills

Heavy rains in the western slopes of the central hills have caused several houses to be flooded in the Hatton and Kotagala areas and several main roads have also been blocked due to earth slips.

Two families in Hatton, Ruwanpura, have been displaced due to the leaking of rain water from the main road to their houses.

Three houses in the Kotagala area in Hatton have been flooded and several areas of the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya main road have also been affected by the floods.

Due to the prevailing strong winds, the power supply was interrupted in several areas in Hatton and Kotagala.

The Hatton Police have advised motorists to be cautious as there is a risk of landslides in Hatton, Nuwara Eliya and Hatton Colombo main roads.

Power plant engineers said the water levels in the Castlereagh and Maussakele reservoirs were steadily rising due to the prevailing bad weather.

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