Nashik: The heavy rains accompanied by lightning and wind lashed Nashik city yesterday. Nashikites caught unawares by the rains. Trees were uprooted at 7-8 places in the city. The traffic was slowed down at many places after rainwater was accumulated there. 7 mm rainfall was recorded in just one hour in the city.
The city is witnessing the rainfall since last few days. A record break rainfall was recorded in short period.
Clouds were gathered in the sky around 5 pm and rain started to lash the city area. Trees were uprooted in Indiranagar area, Takali Road, Dwarka area, Shubham Park in New Nashik and Savarkarnagar area on Gangapur Road. Fire brigade personnel rushed to these places and removed these trees to clear the way. The traffic on the flyover at Nashik Road came to a halt for some time after rainwater was accumulated on it.
Meanwhile, the weather department recorded 3.8 mm rainfall in the city from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, but following heavy rainfall around 5 pm, 7 mm rainfall was recorded in just one hour. The daily routine in market areas like Main Road, Ravivar Karanja, Shalimar and Gadge Maharaj statue were affected. They wore a barren look during the night. As rainwater was accumulated on the roads in many parts of the city, traffic was disrupted there.