Trees uprooted, power supply hit
A squall hit the city resulting in uprooting of several trees and causing a blackout in different parts of the city on Tuesday evening. The winds were so powerful that an iron structure (shed) installed in front of Akal Takht at the Golden Temple was also blown away.
As many tree branches fell on electricity supply lines in residential areas, the power supply was snapped too. Fast winds accompanied by heavy rain and hailstorm lasted for nearly five minutes, during which traffic came to a standstill on roads.
Such was the intensity of the squall that the drivers had to halt their vehicles on roadsides as due to heavy rain and hailstorm, the visibility was significantly impacted.