Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 30:
Nor’wester rains this afternoon brought Odisha capital to a grinding halt for over an hour as several trees were uprooted which blocked the roads affecting vehicular traffic.
Thunder squall accompanied by hail/rain with wind speed of 50-60 kmph uprooted many trees at several places in the city including Nayapalli, CRP Square, Rental Colony, Unit – VIII, BJB Nagar, Old Town, Kalpana Square, Samantarapur, Tankapani Road, Rabi Talkies Square causing a traffic gridlock in the city.
An auto-rickshaw was damaged in Kalpana Square after a tree fell on it while it was parked at an auto stand.
Meanwhile, the Nor’wester has brought respite for denizens of Bhubaneswar who were reeling under intense heat wave for last two weeks.