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Old 20th August 2018, 13:10   #11581
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I think the Theni, Kumali road is open. You will be avoiding the flood affected Palakkad-Angamali-Muvattupuzha stretch.
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Planning to drive to Kottayam from Bangalore. Which route is better. Is Theni, Kumali, Kottayam open ?
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Hows the road condition on the wadakkancherry,alathur route?
Also, is the travel distance more in this route compared to Kuthiran?
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Any latest news on Kuthiran as of today? Planning to travel to Ernakulam from Bangalore on Tuesday. Will be carrying some material for flood relief as well.

As of now (1:45PM) google maps shows no road closure at kuthiran, but shows closure at many places along the route, till Chalakudy. Surprisingly, the worst affected areas - Chalakudy and Aluva seems clear as per maps. Does anyone know the ground reality please?
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Planning to drive to Kottayam from Bangalore. Which route is better. Is Theni, Kumali, Kottayam open ?
Kottayam Kumily road was completely shut on the 16th. A 5 km stretch on this road starting from Vandiperiyar towards Kumily and beyond was completely flooded.This was followed by a huge landslide as well.I would definitely not take the hill roads at the moment.



The water at Aluva has receded quite a bit and the route from Palakkad to Thrissur via Shoranur has been opened now.Folks I know reached Palakkad from Thrissur last night via that route.No blocks anywhere as such.
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Old 20th August 2018, 13:31   #11582
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Not sure if it helps - Manorama is providing current updates on Kerala road conditions and blockages here:

https://specials.manoramaonline.com/...ion/index.html

This is a Malayalam edition though.
Thanks. As per this KK road is now open...
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Thanks for the information about the landslide near Vandiperiyar. I couldn't find anything about this stretch. I plan to go to Thekkady from Trivandrum on Saturday, let us see how it goes.
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Kottayam Kumily road was completely shut on the 16th. A 5 km stretch on this road starting from Vandiperiyar towards Kumily and beyond was completely flooded.This was followed by a huge landslide as well.I would definitely not take the hill roads at the moment.

The water at Aluva has receded quite a bit and the route from Palakkad to Thrissur via Shoranur has been opened now.Folks I know reached Palakkad from Thrissur last night via that route.No blocks anywhere as such.
Kuthiran is still blocked ?

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Old 20th August 2018, 13:43   #11585
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Kuthiran is still blocked ?
Kuthiran has opened. Yesterday (19th Sunday) a cousin of mine travelled through the area. Got a 30min traffic block though.

So Yes, you can travel.
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The water at Aluva has receded quite a bit and the route from Palakkad to Thrissur via Shoranur has been opened now.Folks I know reached Palakkad from Thrissur last night via that route.No blocks anywhere as such.
Any idea about Palakkad->Thrissur via Alathur, Wadakkancherry? A colleague said a bridge (a bund, rather) was washed away along with a part of road on that route. Its a hear-say for him too, from some of his cousins who took that route to PGT. Wanted to confirm this and if true avoid this route and take the Lakkidi -> Thiruvilwamala route to Thrissur from Chandra nagar bye pass.
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Any idea about Palakkad->Thrissur via Alathur, Wadakkancherry? A colleague said a bridge (a bund, rather) was washed away along with a part of road on that route. Its a hear-say for him too, from some of his cousins who took that route to PGT. Wanted to confirm this and if true avoid this route and take the Lakkidi -> Thiruvilwamala route to Thrissur from Chandra nagar bye pass.
I followed this: Thrissur - Kolazhy - Mulakunnathukavu - Athani - Kuranchery (old road) - Wadakkanchery - Alathur

You’ll need to do the reverse. You’ll be just fine. I think the diversion via the old road at Kuranchery helps avoid the problem that you mentioned in your post.
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Thanks. As per this KK road is now open...
That page seems to indicate that the Dindigul-Kottarakkara NH is still blocked. Doesn't KK Road form a part of that highway ?
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I followed this: Thrissur - Kolazhy - Mulakunnathukavu - Athani - Kuranchery (old road) - Wadakkanchery - Alathur

You’ll need to do the reverse. You’ll be just fine. I think the diversion via the old road at Kuranchery helps avoid the problem that you mentioned in your post.
Has the water from the Plazhi river receded between Pazhayannur and Alathur?
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Has the water from the Plazhi river receded between Pazhayannur and Alathur?
Yes.. no water on the roads
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That page seems to indicate that the Dindigul-Kottarakkara NH is still blocked. Doesn't KK Road form a part of that highway ?
KK rode usually means Kottayam - Kumali Road. From Kottayam, you need to take MC road to kottarakkara. But at Pandalam, water is still on MC road. So this section has issue.
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KK rode usually means Kottayam - Kumali Road. From Kottayam, you need to take MC road to kottarakkara. But at Pandalam, water is still on MC road. So this section has issue.
I know that (my hometown happens to be Vazhoor on KK Road )

I was referring to the reported road status for Idukki dist which said the NH was still blocked (Kottayam district status does show KK road as open). So please double check the status for the Kumily - Vandiperiyar - Kuttikkanam section of KK road.

I was contemplating a drive to Kottayam as well and the advice I received from someone from the area was to skip going via Kumily and to take the Cumbum - CumbumMettu - Kattappana - Kuttikkanam route instead. (This info is from a few days ago, I didn't check again since I called off the trip due to the uncertainty in road conditions)
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Not sure if it helps - Manorama is providing current updates on Kerala road conditions and blockages here:

https://specials.manoramaonline.com/...ion/index.html

This is a Malayalam edition though.
Thanks for this. I am driving from Bangalore to Kolenchery tomorrow.
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Thanks for this. I am driving from Bangalore to Kolenchery tomorrow.
What route you are planning to take ?
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Planning to drive down to Kozhikode this Friday from Palakkad. Any updates on the road conditions? Also which is the best route to take?
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