Heavy Rains Lash Twin City

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Bhubaneswar: The twin city of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Wednesday morning witnessed heavy rains accompanied by lightening that disrupted the normal life and the traffic movement came to a grinding halt as several roads got inundated.

The Regional Meteorological Department here issued a thunderstorm warning for 15 districts across Odisha and advised people to remain alert.

Thunderstorm accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind reaching a speed of 50 to 60 kmph has been forecast in Jajpur, Bhadrak, Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Angul, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Kendrapara, Boudh, Sonepur, Sundergarh and Jharsuguda districts.

The rain however brought relief to the twin city from the scorching heat.