Shimla, Jan 7
The incessant spell of rain and snow is keeping normal life out of gear as 353 roads are closed in the state and power lines are stalled at 440 places. The inclement weather conditions persist in the state due to many spells of rain and snow continuously since January 2, 2022.
Early snowfall is considered white manure for Agriculture and Apple crops as it considered very beneficial however continue inclement weather also increases the weather vagaries in the state. State disaster management cell said that vehicles are stalled on 353 roads including three national highways in the state forcing the transport department to close the buses on 280 routes.
As many as 440 power transmission lines are affected in the state forcing people to face cold-wave without power supply.
State Administration claimed that many roads were restored during thursday clear Weather as Shimla-Rampur National Highway has been restored in Narkanda however Bharmour-Pathankot, Manali-Keylong and Kullu-Ani National Highways remained closed.
Met Department has now issued a yellow alert of weather till Jan 9. Warning has been issued by the state disaster management authority that disruptions of essential services namely, water and electricity, communications and related services, is possible.
Adding that, visibility Conditions are also very likely to decrease. Possibility of Landslides due to heavy rainfall or snowfall in hilly regions.
In Lahaul-Spiti district 168 roads, Kinnaur 62, Chamba 55, Kullu 51, Shimla 9 and Mandi 8 roads are closed due to heavy snowfall.
In Kullu 146, Chamba 108, Kinnaur 80, Mandi 37, Shimla 30, Lahaul-Spiti 23, Sirmaur 16 power transformers are out of order. 44 drinking water schemes are also disrupted in the state.
Maximum temperature remained two to three degrees below normal today Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti minus 1.2 degrees, Dalhousie 3.7 degrees, Kalpa four degrees, Dalhousie 5 degrees, Manali seven degrees, Shimla 9.8 degrees, Chamba 10.6 degrees, Dharamshala 11.6 degrees, Kangra 13.4 degrees, Hamirpur 13.8 degrees, Solan 14.5 degrees, Mandi 14.6 degrees, Palampur 14.7 degrees, Nahan 14.9 degrees, Una 15.3 degrees, Bhuntar 15.4 degrees, Bilaspur 15.5 degrees Jubbar Hatti in Shimla 15.9 degrees and Sundernagar in Mandi 17.7 degrees respectively.