Sri Lanka, Nov. 25 -- The Meteorological Department warns that heavy showers above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Northern, North-Central, North-Western, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces. Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm can be expected at some places elsewhere.

The highest rainfall of 219 mm was recorded in the Arapola area in the Ratnapura District during the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am today.

All eight sluice gates of the Deduru Oya reservoir have been opened due to the prevailing rains, due to this the people living in the danger zones in Bingiriya, Rasnayakapura, Nikaweratiya and Kobeigane Divisional Secretariats are being directed to seek shelter.

The Kurunegala District Secretariat warns to use alternative routes as the Puttalam-Nikaweratiya road is about to be submerged near the Nikaweratiya bridge.

Due to the opening of the sluice gates of the Deduru Oya reservoir, the Kurunegala-Anuradhapura road has been inundated in the Ebawalapitiya area, disrupting traffic on the road.

Two sluice gates of the Polgolla reservoir have been opened since last night due to heavy rains.

Meanwhile, Director General of the Road Development Authority Sardha Weerakoon addressing a media briefing held at the Presidential Media Center today stated that traffic in the Kadugannawa area, which has been restricted to one lane, will be reopened to both lanes soon.