Shimla, Kufri receive fresh spell of snow

Shimla, Kufri receive fresh spell of snow

Tribune News Service
Shimla, February 20

Parts of Shimla district received a fresh spell of snow on Friday morning, disrupting traffic in the region.  

Shimla got 3 cm of snowfall, while the nearby tourist town of Kufri got 23 cm between Thursday 5.30 pm and Friday 8.30 am, Shimla MeT Centre Director Manmohan Singh said.

Supply of essential commodities to areas beyond Dhalli was hit as roads were closed for traffic near Kufri, Narkanda, Khara Pathar and Khidki as they were slippery.

The tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state at minus 3.7 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said.

Kufri recorded a low of minus 1.6 degrees Celsius followed by Shimla 0.2 degrees Celsius, Dalhousie 1.7 degrees Celsius and Manali 4 degrees Celsius.

Machines have been deployed to clear the snow and the roads would be by functional by afternoon, said Shimla SP Omapati Jamwal. He advised commuters to drive safely.—with PTI


View All

Panchkula nurse tests positive for coronavirus

With this the total number of patients rose to two in the ci...

Another leopard reported, in Chandigarh’s Sector 44, triggers scare

On Monday, a wild cat was successfully tranquillised after b...

NRI couple, 3 more test +ve in Chandigarh

New cases raise city tally to 13; 65-yr-old Nayagaon man fou...

Drones to keep eye on curfew violators

UT staff donate 1-day salary towards PM relief fund; doorste...

Curfew norms go for a toss as chaos rules roads in city

People found using vehicles, medical stores witness crowd

3 youths go missing near river banks

Sitting idle due to curfew, the victims had gone to catch fi...

City woman succumbs to Covid-19, first death in district

Amarpura Mohalla resident dies at Rajindra Hospital, Patiala

Dairies demand doorstep delivery of vet medicines

With Mayor’s efforts, supply of fodder has resumed