Chandigarh

Power outages, trees uprooted across Tricity after rain, high-velocity winds

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 30
High-velocity winds and showers lashed tricity and adjoining areas on Saturday night. The weather took a sudden turn at around 10 pm on Saturday following which strong winds and rain continued for nearly 1.5 hours. Big loss to trees and electric poles was witnessed in Chandigarh and Mohali. In many areas, trees were uprooted and electric poles were also damaged leading to power outages in many Sectors for around 10 hours. Internal roads of Sectors 34, 35, 36, 44, etc of Chandigarh could be seen blocked as big branches of trees fell on roads. Waterlogging was also seen in a few areas due to rain. On Sunday morning, teams of Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh and Mohali cleared the roads by removing broken trees and wires of poles.  

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