Falling debris at Setijhora blocks NH10 for 3 hours

Kalimpong,19 Jul:

National Highway 10 remained closed for about 3 hours this evening when massive amounts of falling debris covered the highway at Setijhora. Early this morning,there was some debris falling but it had not affected traffic in the area. However, later in the evening, an uprooted tree followed by massive amount of debris toppled down the hill thus covering the entire stretch of the highway below. Two JCB machines of PWD, NH Division,cleared the debris although debris continued to fall. After about 3 hours, one way traffic was restored. Executive Engineer, PWD NH Div,UtttamPradhan, said that clearing work has been stopped for the night but will resume early in the morning on 20 Jul.