Shimla, Feb 3
Rain and Snow has again paralysed normal life on Thursday as coldwave intensified in most places in Himachal Pradesh confining people to fireplaces and inside their home.
Indian Meterogical Department confirmed that moderate rain is continuing in the most part of the state. Moreover high reaches in Chamba , Shimla , Kinnaur , Kullu , Mandi , Sirmaur , Kangra , Solan and Lahaul – Spiti at many places are getting snow.
Shimla district has been overcast by thick blanket of clouds since previous night experience light spell of Snow this morning which was continuing while filing this report. Tourists spots Kufri, Fagu Mashobra and Narkanda witnessed fourth major Snowfall in the winter season.
Vehicular traffic was disrupted partly between Dhali to Kufri and Narkanda due to mounting of one to two inch layer of snow on the road.
A ?????? ???????? was issued just by district administeration Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti that Manali-Attal Tunnel -Sissu road closed for vehicular traffic a hour ago after mounting of one feet thick layer of snow on the Rohtang Tunnel approach road at Dhundi near Tourist resort Manali.
“Manali-ATR road was closed due to snow as it was snowing continuously currently there is about one feet snow on the road and no vehicles are being permitted” an advisory posted on Facebook wall of LS Administration warned.
Students belonging to Summer closing school in Lahaul-Spiti, Hamirpur, Kangra, Bilaspur, Solan, Sirmaur and Una district have to brave coldwave and inceasent rain after one month Covid pandemic lockdown on Thursday.
An incident of landslide had occurred on Wednesday at around 1739hrs on Sansari Killar Thirot Tandi Road approx 1 km from Tandi on Pangi road. A Police officer confirmed today that around 24 passengers stranded in two vehicles on this affected road were evacuated after clearing road last night safely.
She said that currently Kinnaur had 2.50 cm Snow and it was heavily snowing. Met Office warned of heavy rain or snowfall in most parts of state issuing orange and yellow alert for the next three days.