Mumbai-Goa Highway shut due to flood

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Mumbai : Policenama Online – According to the police, the Mumbai-Goa Highway in Maharashtra has been shut for traffic since Saturday morning due to flood in the Jagbudi river in Ratnagiri district after heavy rains.

IMD had issued orange alert for some districts in Maharashtra on Friday.  Heavy rains have created a flood-like situation in some parts of Thane, Raigad and Ratnagiri districts.

“The river water gushed on the highway near Khed in Ratnagiri district this morning,” an official said. There have been continuous rains in Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sidhudurg.

“Savitri and Amba rivers in Mahad and Pali in Raigad district are also in spate following which traffic at Nagothane and on Khopoli-Pali road has been suspended,” the official informed.

“Personnel of disaster response force and police are deployed in those areas to avoid any untoward incident,” the official added.

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