Heavy snowfall, rain disrupts life in Himachal

weather himachal Heavy snowfall in the higher reaches and rain in lower areas intensified cold conditions in Himachal Pradesh today.

Kufri on the outskirts of Shimla, witnessed about 7-8 inch snowfall and Manali was covered by three foot thick layer of snow. Due to snowfall, the ongoing Manali winter carnival has been shifted to an indoor auditorium. Wide spread rain was reported from the lower areas of the state.

Heavy snowfall caused traffic disruption in the state. Traffic on National Highway 22 was disrupted beyond Narkanda after heavy snowfall. Narkanda recorded a snowfall of 1 foot 6 inch which was continuing at the time of filing this report. Traffic towards Rampur and Kinnaur has been diverted via Basantpur to Kingal from Shimla.

Pangi in Chamba district saw heavy snowfall and has been cut off from the rest of the country since Sunday. All the road links to Pangi have been cut off due to heavy snowfall.

Met office in Shimla said Keylong and Udaipur in Lahaul-Spiti experienced more than two-and-a-half feet of snow, whereas Rohtang Pass saw more than four feet of snow.

Manali has been experiencing heavy snow since Sunday night. It started snowing in Manali around midnight after intermittent rain Sunday morning. So far, Manali and nearby areas have received more than three feet of snow.

Shimla  was lashed by rains throughout the day and received 16.4 mm of rainfall. Solan, Sundernagar, Bhuntar, Kalpa and Dharamsala received moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the day.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district saw a low of minus 4.9 degrees, while it was minus 4 degrees at Kalpa in Kinnaur district. Shimla recorded a minimum of 4.7 degrees Celsius.

The met office forecast heavy snowfall in the higher reaches and rainfall in the lower areas Tuesday. Another western disturbances would approach the region between Feb 11 and 12, resulting in heavy snowfall and rainfall in the state.

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    • J. K. Seal   February 9, 2010 at 11:21 am

      our relatives stranded enroute Manali to Delhi since yesterday without light, food, water.They have now been trying to be back in a small car though We are not aware of the condition of the road.

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  2. J. K. Seal   February 9, 2010 at 6:21 am

    our relatives stranded enroute Manali to Delhi since yesterday without light, food, water.They have now been trying to be back in a small car though We are not aware of the condition of the road.

    Reply

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