Kufri and Narkanda in Shimla get first spell of snow; 130 roads blocked in Himachal

The hoteliers are upbeat as tourist inflow is expected to increase after snowfall

Bhanu Lohumi

Tribune News Service

Shimla, December 6

Kufri and Narkanda received first spell of mild snowfall on Monday while Shimla and its surrounding areas were lashed by rains.

The mild snowfall in Kufri and Chharabra have made the road slippery and the Shimla Police have advised the commuters to be cautious while driving on this patch and call 112 or 8894728016 (Dhalli SHO) in case they need any assistance.

Tourist destinations of Chitkul, Sangla and Kalpa in Kinnaur district received 15.5 cm, 7.6 cm and 6.0 cm of snow while remote Dodra Kawar and Chopal received 30 cm and 6 cm each.

Kufri, Narkanda, Rohru and Khara Pathar received light snowfall creating cold wave condition in the region.

Rohtang Pass and Atal Tunnel recorded heavy snowfall of 75 cm and 45 cm while Koksar, Darcha and Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti recorded 45 cm, 30 cm and 20 cm of fresh snow, disrupting normal life in the region.

The MeT office had predicted rain and snow at a few places in mid and higher hills December 6, 8 and 9.

The hoteliers are upbeat as tourist inflow is expected to increase after snowfall.

Dodra Kawar has been cut off from the rest of the state.

Shimla Deputy Commissioner Aditya Negi said that 98 per cent roads are open for vehicular traffic. Machines JCBs have been deployed on the vulnerable stetches and the situation is being monitored.

Keylong was coldest in the region recording a minimum temperature at minus 3.4 degree followed by Kufri, which recorded minus 1 degree, Kalpa minus 0.2 degree, Manali 0 degree, Dalhousie 2.6 degree and Shimla 5.1 degree C.

Following snowfall, over 130 roads are blocked in Himachal, which includes 127 in Lahaul and Spiti, two in Kinnaur and one each in Shimla, Chamba and Kullu districts.

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