Floodwater flowing over Nellore-Chennai national highway, vehicles stranded for 30 km
Vehicles stranded for 30 km on either side of Nellore-Chennai national highway as floodwater flowing over the NH 16 at Manubolu near Gudur because of continuous rains since Friday night. In the same spot, six persons died when an auto-rickshaw and a minibus were washed away in 2015.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is yet to complete the construction of the bridge. Drivers of lorries are facing difficulties due to a lack of drinking water and food. The local police are not allowing the vehicles to pass through the gushing water fearing they might wash away.