Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rain Live News: The red alert to Chennai, indicating extremely heavy rainfall, has been withdrawn after the depression over Bay of Bengal started crossing the city coast on Thursday evening. “The depression has started crossing coast. During the past six hours, it has moved with a speed of 16 km per hour and the landfall process will continue for the next two hours,” Deputy Director General of Meteorology, S Balachandran said.
Heavy rains have been pounding Tamil Nadu due to the formation of a depression in the Bay of Bengal. So far, at least 14 people have died in Tamil Nadu due to the incessant rains. Due to severe rains and heavy crosswinds in Chennai, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) decided to suspend the arrivals at Chennai Airport from 1:15 pm to 6 pm. The service has been resumed now.
Several roads in Chennai were inundated on Thursday. The traffic police closed at least seven roads and 11 subways, and created diversions across the city for commuters. Due to waterlogging on rail tracks, some suburban trains were suspended while others were delayed. The Airport Authority of India said flights operations were normal, and special arrangements were being made at airports due to the adverse weather conditions.
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Tamil Nadu, Chennai Today Live News: Red alert in parts of state as depression in Bay of Bengal brings heavy rains; 14 dead; weather system to cross coast today; schools, colleges closed; paddy crop on ‘lakhs’ of acres submerged; vegetable prices surge. Follow live updates here