Bhubaneswar (Reporters Today Bureau): Water levels in major rivers of Odisha are rising while Jalaka river has already crossed the danger level following heavy rainfall across the state due to the depression, resulting in flood-like situation in several spots of the State. Report says, Jalaka was flowing at 6.22 mark and rising at Mathani in Baleswar district at 9 AM against the danger level of 5.50. Similarly, Baitarani river was flowing at 17.84 mark and rising at Akhuapada at 9 AM against danger level of 17.83.
Other rivers which witnessed rising water level are Mahanadi, Devi, Brahmani, IB, Budhabalanga, Subarnarekha, Vansadhara and Rushikulya. Incessant rainfall in the state has resulted in inundation and waterlogging in many low-lying areas. Talcher received highest rainfall of 394 mm during the last 24 hours.
Road communication was snapped in two villages of Athagarh block in Cuttack district. Water was flowing 4 feet above ground on Cuttack-Sambalpur road at Madhapur, disrupting vehicular movement. In Dhenkanal district, water was flowing above NH-53 at Siarimalia due to a 40-feet breach in Peraperia canal. Road communication between Duburi and Talcher got disconnected due to the incident.