Shimla wears white mantle, again
Vehicular movement on 75 lateral roads in district affected; MET predicts more snow
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.