Heavy rain led to 30 metres of the Chennai-Kolkata National Highway between Manubolu and Gudur being washed away late on Monday night, causing major traffic snarls.
Two bridges between Audisankara Engineering College in Gudur and Manubolu were also damaged due to heavy flow of water. In view of the NH breaches, vehicles bound for Chennai from Vijayawada were being diverted through Kavali, Udayagiri, Badvel to join the highway to Chennai at Kadapa.
Traffic on the Nellore-Mumbai Highway was also hit after a diversion road washed away near Vasili in Sangam mandal. Thankfully, water on the National Hig-hway near Sullurpeta receded on Tuesday, allowing movement of traffic to Chennai from Gudur and Nayudupeta. Breaches to 28 tanks in Srikalahasthi mandal led to inundation of the NH near Sullurpeta.
eenadu news paper 18/11/2015 : http://epaper.eenadu.net