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Old 16th August 2018, 23:53   #11536
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Lot of landslides leading to unexpected road closures plus incessant rain which has gone beyond the predictions has created red alert in the entire state. Any trip for tourism better be postponed till things are cleared. Kochi airport closed till 26th and few flights diverted to Naval base in Kochi. Trivandrum airport is active as of now, but not sure as there is no pause to the continuous rain.
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Btw, Suhas - how did you get into Pattambi yesterday
No, was thinking of taking Pattambi route when other routes were blocked. However, by then got information from locals that Pattambi bridge is waterlogged.
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Old 17th August 2018, 10:52   #11538
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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.
Any updates on the status of the roads and traffic on the Chelakkara-Wadakkancherry-Guruvayur.

Which route is the traffic moving between Thrissur- Palakkad since Kuthiraan stretch of the NH is closed.

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Which route is the traffic moving between Thrissur- Palakkad since Kuthiraan stretch of the NH is closed.
You need to stay put. Please don't add yourself to the vehicle population and make the job of the relief workers that much tougher. A "function in Guruvayur" does not sound like something that is a must-attend.
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Old 17th August 2018, 11:20   #11540
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Any updates on the status of the roads and traffic on the Chelakkara-Wadakkancherry-Guruvayur.

Which route is the traffic moving between Thrissur- Palakkad since Kuthiraan stretch of the NH is closed.
My family stays in the Palakkad bypass and from their update, as of yesterday night all service roads in Palakkad were filled with lorries and Air buses which could not venture southwards.

If you see google maps now i think the road from Alathur to Chelakkara also is not open for public for another few days. Earnest request to postpone this travel plan.
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Old 17th August 2018, 12:26   #11541
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I got this link through WhatsApp - a map showing the flooded roads in Kerala

https://www.microid.in/keralaflood/#6.47/10.55/77.701

Not sure how accurate this is, nevertheless could give an approximate idea of the affected areas.
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Old 17th August 2018, 13:23   #11542
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Any info on roads out of Trivandrum to Nagercoil/Aralvaimozhi?
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Got below from Facebook. Not sure or authenticity- but should be quite close.


Update about Road connectivity to Wayanad
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A. From Karnataka: all roads are open. (On NH 766, there is a situation at ponkuzhi, 20 km from Bathery/ 100 km from Mysore because of inundation on road. But now it is fit for traffic)

B. From Tamilnadu: All roads from Nilgiris are open. May come through Karnataka also (via Kollegal)

C. From Rest of Kerala:

From Kozhikode district : Thamarasseri ghat and Kutyadi ghat are Open for traffic

From Kannur district: Boys Town ghat is Open for traffic.

Peria ghat is not open. Reopening work in progress

From malappuram district, Nadukani ghat is open

Thus, road connectivity is restored, except for Peria ghat
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List of trains cancelled/ diverted under PGT section.
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Old 17th August 2018, 14:18   #11545
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Got below from Facebook. Not sure or authenticity- but should be quite close.


Update about Road connectivity to Wayanad
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From Kannur district: Boys Town ghat is Open for traffic.

From malappuram district, Nadukani ghat is open
Boys town highly unlikely to be open! It was badly damaged. So is the Kottiyoor-Ambayathod area. Very landslide prone

Also roads are damaged in the Nadugani ghats as per Manorama reports.
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Old 17th August 2018, 14:46   #11546
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Thrissur - Palghat/Coimbatore

This was the route recommended by the locals:
https://goo.gl/maps/Wa6115qEDoB2

I have advised them to stay for one more day and travel tomorrow.

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Also, the alternate route is now open. BHPian Mallumowgli also confirmed the same but advised to check the traffic on the bridge.

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So they were able to take the Shoranur route and have crossed Walayar. Absolutely no issues along that route and the weather improved once they reached Ottapalam. After Walayar, it was the usual dry climate.

A sigh of relief for them!

Refer the second image shared in my previous post for the route.
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Old 18th August 2018, 07:58   #11548
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Old 18th August 2018, 09:44   #11549
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Hi Everyone,

I am travelling to Neelakurunji Plantation Resort, about 20kms from Munnar, off NH 85 on Tue, 21st August from Bengaluru. The route I propose to take is via Salem- Dindigul- Theni to the resort.

Wanted to check if this route is affected by the current rains in Kerala. We are scheduled to visit Eravilulam National Park to view the once in 12 year blossoming of the Neelakurunji flower.

A quick reply clarifying if it is safe to travel from forum members in the know will be highly appreciated as I need to otherwise cancel my booking and make other plans.

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 18th August 2018, 09:51   #11550
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No fuel is available anywhere in Kerala. All petrol pumps are empty and closed now. Fuel trucks are unable to reach for distribution. Fuel is not even being made available for rescue operation!

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A quick reply clarifying if it is safe to travel from forum members in the know will be highly appreciated as I need to otherwise cancel my booking and make other plans.
Please cancel your bookings. It's absolutely not safe to even to enter Kerala for tourism now. Tourism is officially banned in the state now.
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