Shimla Jan 24
In wake of the ongoing fresh spell of snow under the influence of the western disturbance the district Administration of Lahaul-Spiti have issued a weather advisory warning tourists and locals to avoid traveling.
Superintendent of police Lahaul-Spiti Manav Verma said that local people and tourists are advised to avoid unnecessary travel in bad weather, travel only in case of emergency. “Keeping in view the road and weather conditions in the district, and the Black Ice Phenomenon and slippery road conditions on NH -3, only Locals and Pangi bound four by four vehicles and Sumo (with chained wheel) are allowed to enter the district via ATR till further orders.
Due to prevailing inclement weather Locals & tourists are advised to be very cautious while traveling in the valley. In case of snowfall, they are requested to move and stay in safe places. All Hotel and Homestay owners are also requested to advise their guests likewise.
Report arriving here said that Kukemseri of Lahaul-Spiti and Kalpa of Kinnuar received light snow and Nahan and its nearby areas in Sirmaur district recorded light rain.
In the rest of state it was overcast and high altitude areas were receiving snow. Minimum temperature of Keylong was minus 7.5 degrees, Kalpa minus 1.8, Manali zero, Shimla 2.6, Solan 3.2, Kufri 0.2, Dalhousie 2.3, Chamba 4.1, Hamirpur 4.3, Mandi 4.5, Bilaspur five, Kangra and Dharmshala 6.4 and Una 8.2.
The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy Rain or Snow at isolated places over mid and high hills. Thunderstorm and lightning likely at isolated places over plains, low and mid hills.