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Red Alert for heavy rain in several districts of Uttarakhand, local authorities prepare for downpour

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In Uttarakhand, the Indian Met Department has issued a red alert for heavy rain in Nainital, Bageshwar, Champawat, Almora, Pithoragarh and Udham Singh Nagar. There is an orange alert for heavy rain in Dehradun, Haridwar, Tehri and Pauri districts and a Yellow alert in Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts.

Heavy rain has already been lashing parts of Dehradun leaving several roads inundated. The Badrinath National Highway is blocked after heavy rain in Uttarakhand. Such was the pile up of vehicles that local authorities had to make that extra effort in clearing up the debris, which took several hours.