Shimla, April 3- Himachal Pradesh witnesses Disruption of Public Utilities owing to Rain and Snow
Heavy rainfall and snowfall in various parts of Himachal Pradesh have led to disruptions of public utilities, causing inconvenience to residents and tourists. The State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) has released a status report of the extent of the disruption caused by the extreme weather conditions.
As of 10:00 AM on April 3, 2023, a total of 12 roads have been blocked, with two national highways closed, 41 DTRs disrupted, and three water supply schemes out of order. However, no fire incidents have been reported. The affected districts include Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Lahaul Spiti, Shimla, and Sirmaur.
The severity of the situation is most pronounced in Lahaul Spiti district, where five roads have been blocked, and the NH-505 from Gramphu to Lossar and NH-03 from Darcha to Sarchu have been closed. This closure has left several tourists stranded, adding to the plight of residents.
The SEOC has advised people to exercise caution while traveling and to stay informed of any further updates on public utilities disruptions. The district administrations have been instructed to take necessary measures to ensure the safety of residents and clear the roads as soon as possible.
In addition to the disruptions of public utilities, the extreme weather conditions have also resulted in a drop in temperature across the state, with many areas experiencing sub-zero temperatures. The power supply has also been disrupted in various parts of the state, further aggravating the situation.
The government has assured residents and tourists that all necessary steps are being taken to address the situation. The Chief Minister has directed officials to provide immediate relief to those affected by the heavy rainfall and snowfall and to restore normalcy in the affected areas as soon as possible.
Min temprature above normal
Meanwhile, the updated minimum temperatures and rainfall recorded, displayed that the average minimum temperature in the state was above normal. While there was no large change in minimum temperatures during the past 24 hours, the average minimum temperature was 1.5°C above normal.
The report revealed that Keylong recorded the lowest minimum temperature at 0.2°C.
The report also indicated that there were no significant changes in minimum temperatures in the past 24 hours. The average minimum temperatures were above normal, and the overall rainfall was 0.1 mm.
Overall, the extreme weather conditions have caused significant disruptions to public utilities and caused hardship to the residents of Himachal Pradesh. The state government and relevant authorities are working tirelessly to address the situation and minimize the inconvenience caused to the people.
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