Shimla wears white man­tle, again

Ve­hic­u­lar move­ment on 75 lat­eral roads in dis­trict af­fected; MET pre­dicts more snow

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - Region -

The min­i­mum tem­per­a­ture in Kufri was mi­nus 3.4 de­grees Cel­sius, Dal­housie mi­nus 1.7 de­grees cel­sius and it was mi­nus 1.6 de­grees Cel­sius in Manali, he added


Ow­ing to fresh spell of snow, elec­tric­ity sup­ply in some re­gions, in­clud­ing Kin­naur and Manali, was af­fected with ar­eas reel­ing un­der in­ter­mit­tent power out­ages, said Kin­naur deputy com­mis­sioner Arvin­der Ku­mar.

The Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal depart­ment of­fice has pre­dicted more snow dur­ing next 24 hours .Hote­liers cheered in the hope that more tourists will come in large num­bers in the com­ing days.

The lower re­gions of the state ex­pe­ri­enced wide­spread rains with Seobagh and Bhunter in Kullu record­ing 23 mm and15 mm of snow, re­spec­tively. Dharamshala recorded 6 mm of rain­fall while Sun­der­na­gar ex­pe­ri­enced 10 mm of rain dur­ing the last 24 hours. Tourists in Shimla, known for the im­pe­rial grandeur of its build­ings that were once in­sti­tu­tions of power when the town served as the sum­mer cap­i­tal of British In­dia, were seen mak­ing merry by hurl­ing snow­balls at one an­other.

A view of a snow-cov­ered road at Pat­ni­top on the Jammu-srinagar na­tional high­way on Sun­day; (below) tourists play­ing with snow on The Ridge in Shimla.

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