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East-West Highway obstructed in Nawalparasi after diversion washed away by a flood

A diversion is washed away by the flooded Turiya stream, in Nawalparasi, obstructing the vehicular movement along the East-West Highway, on Thursday, June 16, 2022.
A diversion is washed away by the flooded Turiya stream, in Nawalparasi, obstructing the vehicular movement along the East-West Highway, on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

Butwal, June 17

The Butwal-Sunawal section of the East-West Highway in the Lumbini province has been obstructed after a flood washed away a diversion in the Sunawal municipality of Nawalparasi.

The incessant rainfall on Thursday night caused a flood in the Turiya stream that washed away the diversion, informs the Provincial Traffic Police Office.

After an iron bridge collapsed during the monsoon last year, officials had made a diversion for smooth vehicular movement along the East-West Highway. However, it got washed away last night, keeping hundreds of vehicles on both sides stranded.

The office’s spokesperson DSP Mohan Bahadur Khand says it will still take a few more hours to resume transportation along the section. Until that, the police have urged motorists to use alternative routes.

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