Shimla, Jan 11
Keylong and Kaza get a blanket of snow, wherein overcast sky increases cold-wave. The district headquarter of Lahaul-Spiti Keylong, along with Kaza, Hansa, Pooh, Kalpa, Sangal and Chitkul of Kinnaur have started receiving a blanket of snow. Besides, it remains mainly cloudy and inclement weather has increased the cold-wave in the state. Also there is forecast of rain or snow in most places of the state.
Indian Meteorological Department recorded ten and four centimetre snowfall in Hansa and Keylong. Koksar-7 cm,Gondla-2 cm and , Pooh one cm.
Kaza of Spiti Subdivision and last bordering village Chitkul in Kinnuar, Sangla have recorded major snowfall. Data for the same is not available at the moment.
In view of the situation, the Lahaul-Spiti and Kullu district administration(s) have sounded an advisory to commuters and tourists. Deputy commissioner Lahaul-Spiti said that in view the road and weather conditions in the district, movement of all kinds of vehicles is restricted on Keylong to Manali route.
Due to 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.
SDM Manali also stated that owing to snowy weather forecast for next 2-3 days, all departments are requested to keep their manpower and machinery with complete readiness in case of disruption of roads, electricity and water services.
SDM, DySP Manali, BRO authorities to keep proper coordination and ensure timely advisory or communication through media and social media to tourists and people going towards the Rohtang Tunnel. Tourist place Manali recorded one mm rain today.
The minimum temperature of Keylong was minus 3.2, Kalpa 1.6, Solan 5.8, Manali 6, Una 6.8, Nahan (Siramaur), Dalhousie, Bilaspur and Hamirpur seven, Mandi 7.4, Shimla 8, Dharmshala 9.2, Chamba 9.3 and Kangra 9.5 degrees.
Indian Meteorological Department forecasts rain or snow in most places in mid and high reaches and many places in the foothills in the next 24 hrs.