Bhopal: South-west region of the state experienced heavy rains in last 24 hour snapping road connectivity in many areas. With monsoon again becoming active, weather department on Friday issued alerts for the next three days. During last 24 hours, heavy to extremely heavy rains lashed South parts of the state and adjoining areas. During next 24 hours, heavy to very heavy rainfall would lash Southwest Madhya Pradesh, said meteorological department.

Rain lashed state’s 12 districts – Neemuch, Mandsaur, Khargone, Ujjain, Ratlam, Dhar, Shajapur, Aagar, Burhanpur, Alirajpur and Jhabua in last 24 hours. Bhopal, Jabapur and Ujjain divisions are likely to receive heavy rain. In the last 24 hours, Bhikangaon recorded 23cm rainfall and  Sewgaon 21cm.  Khandwa and Burhanpur each recorded 17cm rainfall, similarly, Khargone, Thikari and Sendhwa each recorded 13 cm rain and Barwani recorded 12cm and Jhabua 11cm rainfall.

Many rivers and their tributaries are in spate following heavy downpour.  Overflowing Sunar-Anans river in Jhabua snapped its connectivity with many cities including Indore and Ahmadabad. Though river water level receded on Friday evening, but the road connectivity has not been restored completely. Jhabua-Dunagaradhana route remained disrupted for over four hours. Heavy rains led to swelling of Deb river in Barwani. Rain water gushed into residential areas. The state capital on Friday witnessed drizzle.

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