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Posted at: Feb 9, 2019, 11:05 AM; last updated: Feb 9, 2019, 12:12 PM (IST)

Himachal tourist destinations Kufri, Dalhousie receive snow

Himachal tourist destinations Kufri, Dalhousie receive snow
Shimla saw a light spell of snow. Tribune file

Shimla, February 9

Himachal Pradesh’s popular tourist destinations Kufri and Dalhousie received more snow on Saturday leading to a drop in temperatures by several notches.

A government spokesperson said services of state-run buses in upper Shimla, Chamba and Kinnaur districts were still hampered after Wednesday’s heavy snow.

He said work to reopen roads was likely to be completed by Saturday evening.

While Shimla saw a light spell of snow, nearby places like Kufri and Narkanda experienced moderate snow, according to a Met official.

Snow could be seen in large areas of Shimla like the Mall Road, Ridge, US Club and Jakhu Hills and would remain for one to two days.

Picturesque tourist resort Dalhousie recorded 16 cm of snow, while it was 4 cm in Kalpa in Kinnaur district.

Manali, which saw a low of minus 5 degrees Celsius, experienced no snow; its nearby popular skiing slopes at Solang had mild spells of snow.

Shimla recorded a low of 0.8 degree Celsius, while it was minus 14 in Keylong, minus 7.2 in Kalpa and 3.4 in Dharamsala.

The Met department said the western disturbances--storm systems originating from Caspian Sea in the Central Asia and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region--receded from the region and dry weather would prevail in the next few days. IANS

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