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Old 16th August 2018, 14:47   #11521
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Mathrubhumi is reporting on a 15km-long traffic jam on the Kuthiran. People have been stuck overnight it seems. Best to avoid.

Link in Malayalam: https://www.mathrubhumi.com/news/ker...ssur-1.3064342
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Heard that Marthandavarma bridge on NH544 at Aluva is closed for traffic.

Kuthiran is closed. Will take days to clear the debris.

In Palakkad district Pattambi bridge over Bharatapuzha is closed and a part of it has been damaged. Almost all the interior roads in the district are inundated. Better avoid travel.

Gayatri river is in spate. The view from NH544 on kuzhalmannam Alathur stretch

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Today morning 8 people died in landslide near my hometown in Nemmara Palakkad.
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Old 16th August 2018, 15:10   #11523
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If yes, how is the condition between Mundur and Cherpulassery?
Yes and road conditions is very bad. I am not sure what is the condition if NH, however it will not be bad that Cherpulassery. There are many no-road sections.

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How about taking Palakkad-Cherpulassery-Koppam-Valanchery-Kozhikode
Don't know the actual condition. However, this route byepass known problem areas.

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I think the second route passes through Pattambi and there could be water logging there.
Yes, Pattambi was waterlogged yesterday.
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Old 16th August 2018, 17:42   #11524
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Interstate traffic through Kollam-Thirumangalam road seems to have closed due to landslides.
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Vehicles, except for emergency purposes were not allowed to ply through Puliyarai check post at Tamil Nadu-Kerala border due to landslides in Kollam road.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/stat...d-1858640.html

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The Kochi Airport, which is completely inundated by flood water, will remain closed till 26 August. Earlier it was to resume operations on Saturday, however, the closure has been extended till 26 now.
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Hello Bhpians,

Have a function at Guruvayoor. Will be travelling from Blr saturday morning. I understand most roads are flooded or closed. Up to Alathur the NH seems to be fine as reported by a colleague who travelled yesterday. Was thinking of taking this route via Wadakancherry. Could bhpians who are familiar with the attached route give inputs and suggestions. Will appreciate your assistance.
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Hello Bhpians,

Have a function at Guruvayoor. Will be travelling from Blr saturday morning. I understand most roads are flooded or closed. Up to Alathur the NH seems to be fine as reported by a colleague who travelled yesterday.
Presently, the situation is bad with water level increasing and shutters opening further. Roads are all closed in and around Thrissur and my family is currently staying in Thrissur (they were driving from Cochin to Blore). Suggest you to wait till the last moment before starting he trip.

Water level in and around Cochin is also increasing, most affected being Aluva, Kalady, Edappally, Elamakkara, Chittoor etc.
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Was thinking of taking this route via Wadakancherry. Could bhpians who are familiar with the attached route give inputs and suggestions. Will appreciate your assistance.

My friend, who is a resident, sent me a video today. Wadakkancherry town's main road appears ankle deep in water. Vehicles are passing, but don't know how the situation will evolve over the next couple of days.
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Have a function at Guruvayoor. Will be travelling from Blr saturday morning. I understand most roads are flooded or closed.
Stay put. Don't venture into Kerala. The whole place is flooded. Even if you by chance find roads that aren't waterlogged, so would hundreds of other drivers. Roads are either knee-deep in water or with jams taking hours to clear. With Kuthiran off limits for the next several days, all these alternate routes will be heavy on traffic.
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Old 16th August 2018, 21:07   #11530
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There are folks in Palakkad town. Thinking of getting them to Banglore. Is the Palakad-Coimbatore - Salem route open? Heard there's been heavy rain around Coimbatore Metupalaya areas.
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There are folks in Palakkad town. Thinking of getting them to Banglore. Is the Palakad-Coimbatore - Salem route open? Heard there's been heavy rain around Coimbatore Metupalaya areas.
I haven't heard of any NH road closure between Bangalore-Salem-Coimbatore-Palakkad. But I think you should decide and start soon before it gets any worser there.

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There are folks in Palakkad town. Thinking of getting them to Banglore. Is the Palakad-Coimbatore - Salem route open? Heard there's been heavy rain around Coimbatore Metupalaya areas.
NH 544 via Erode, Salem is fine. Not sure of condition within Palakkad town.
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There is no issue with Coimbatore - Salem - Bangalore road. I am not sure about Palakkad - Coimbatore
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Palakkad Coimbatore highway is fine. Entire Palakkad city in under knee deep water. Worst affected areas in town are Kalpathy, Calicut bypass, Chandranagar, stadium bus stand, Shakuntala junction, Olavakkode railway station area, puthur.
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Old 16th August 2018, 22:39   #11535
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Suhas, did you take the route via Cherpulassery to Perinthalmanna? If yes, how is the condition between Mundur and Cherpulassery?
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Yes and road conditions is very bad. I am not sure what is the condition if NH, however it will not be bad that Cherpulassery. There are many no-road sections.
Between the two I would prefer Mundur Cherpulassery Perintalmanna route. No road section is only 6kms, whereas the pain in NH starts just after Mundur and extends all the way beyond Mannarkad

Btw, Suhas - how did you get into Pattambi yesterday?

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There is no issue with Coimbatore - Salem - Bangalore road. I am not sure about Palakkad - Coimbatore
Palakkad Coimbatore is absolutely fine
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