Shimla: Moderate to heavy snowfall continued in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, forcing the temporary closure of over 400 roads.
Roads in Kinnaur district and towns like Narkanda, Jubbal, Kharapathar, Rohru and Chaupal in Shimla district received heavy snowfall, a government official told IANS.
The picturesque tourist destination Kufri recorded the highest snowfall in the state at 55 cms, Dalhousie 30 cms, Kalpa 21.6 cms, Shimla 15 cms and Manali 2 cms.
The minimum temperature in the state capital was minus 0.2 degrees Celsius.
Heavy snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Kullu, Chamba, Sirmaur, Shimla, Mandi, Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts in the last 24 hours.
The higher reaches of Manali have also been closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall, the official said.
An official of the Meteorological Department told IANS that there is a possibility of moderate to heavy snowfall in the state till Monday.
He said that most of the low-lying areas of the state, especially Solan, Kangra, Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Una districts are receiving moderate to heavy rains.
Officials said the maximum number of road blockades were reported from Lahaul and Spiti districts, followed by Chamba, Kinnaur, Shimla, Mandi, Kullu and Sirmaur districts.
first published:Jan. 9, 2022, 7:45 p.m.