Earth slip blocks Horton Plains-Pattipola road

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Assistant Director of the Nuwara Eliya District Disaster Management Center Ranjith Alahakoon said there had been several earth slips due to torrential rains battering the city and that the Horton Plains – Pattipola road was completely closed to traffic.

He stated an earth slip had taken place at around 9.30 am on 6 September in Blackpool, Nanu Oya and noted that clearing the blocked road has already commenced by the Nuwara Eliya RDA.

Police has urged motorists to use the Nuwara Eliya-Magasthota road till the block is cleared.

By Neeta PathmaKumari – Norwood