Vehicles stranded after diversion swept away by flood. (Photo: Facebook)
BHARATPUR: The East-West Highway has been obstructed in Gaindakot section of east Nawalparasi, after a diversion was washed away by a flash flood.
The flooded stream in Thumsi in ward no. 9 of Gaidakot Municipality swept away the culvert over the diversion, leading to a halt in traffic along the highway.
Continuous rainfall and the subsequent flood have obstructed traffic after the diversion was swept away, police inspector at the Area Police Office, Gaindakot Chandra Bahadur Thapa said.
The section remains obstructed since 4:00 am this morning. As a result, travelers have been stranded.
The diversion was constructed by the China State Construction, the Chinese company working on the upgrading and expansion of the Narayangadh-Butwal road section. The company is now working to build a new diversion, police said.