Mangan, 09 Jan:
Owing to continuous rain, traffic at Ambithang near Mangan, North Sikkim, was jammed today as slush made it difficult for some vehicles to climb up the hill.
The traffic jam was later opened and the vehicles stranded on either side managed to cross the spot.
It may be mentioned here that maintenance work is underway at this trouble spot and the road condition has improved.
Heavy snowfall was also reported in the North district resulting in disruption of traffic in many areas like Lachen, Yumthang and Gurudongmar. It was also reported that the roof of KhamselLhakang at Tholung Monastery in Upper Dzongu has been damaged by snowfall.
Further, the maintenance work at Tholung Monastery has been stalled as the workers had to leave the area.