Mangan, Jan 9
Owing to continuous rain, the traffic at Ambithang near Mangan, North Sikkim was jammed today as some of the up going vehicles were unable to climb this slushy area in one go.
The traffic jam was later opened and the vehicles stranded on either side have crossed the spot. It may be mentioned here that the maintenance work at this notorious Ambithang is undergoing and the road at this stretch has been improved a lot compared to the previous conditions.
The North district also reported of heavy snowfall resulting in the disruption of traffic in many areas like Lachen, Yumthang, and Gurudongmar. It was also reported that the roof of Khamsel Lhakang’ at Tholung Monastery in Upper Dzongu has been damaged owing to heavy snowfall as it couldn’t withstand the weight of the snow. The under-construction maintenance work at Tholung Monastery has been withheld as the workers had to leave the area.