Bhubaneswar: A brief spell of shower accompanied with thunderstorm took the capital city by surprise today with several roads inundated with knee-deep rain water.
The heavy downpour that lasted for half an hour at around 11.30 AM today left the city dwellers in a lurch as several roads in busy areas like Sashtri Nagar, Unit-4 and 120 Battalion Square here were flooded with knee-deep water disrupting vehicular movement for a while. Besides, the rain water also gushed into several houses in low-laying areas here.
Meanwhile, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) issued thunderstorm and lightning alert for Keonjhar district today. Rain will occur in Ghatgaon, Jhumpura, Keonjhar, Patana, Banspal, Telkoi and Harichandanpur blocks of the district today.