Lahaul,Kinnaur cut off by snow
Jammu & Kashmir

Lahaul,Kinnaur cut off by snow


Over 100 roads were closed and tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti and upper areas of Kinnaur were cut off following intermittent snowfall and widespread rain.

The intense cold wave conditions further aggravated following fresh snowfall and mercury hovered around freezing point in higher hills and tribal areas. Gondla in Lahaul received 31 cm of fresh snow, while Khadrala in Shimla recorded 16 cm, followed by Kalpa and Kothi (15 cm), Keylong (13 mm) and Pooh (8 cm). The sky remained heavily overcast in Shimla and surrounding areas and strong velocity icy winds swept the region.

The high-altitude tribal areas groaned under arctic conditions with minimum temperatures staying between minus six and minus 12 degree, while Keylong, Kalpa, Kufri and Manali recorded a low of minus 3.5 degree, minus 1, minus 0.1 and 1 degree, respectively. Dalhousie recorded a low of 0.8 degree, while Shimla (4.2), Dharamsala (6.2), Palampur (7), Bhuntar (8.1) and Solan (8.6).

Widespread rain lashed the region and Tissa was wettest with 45 mm, followed by Dalhousie (41 mm), Manali (30 mm), Chamba (24 mm), Dharamsala (21 mm), Rohru (20 mm), Ghumarwin (19 mm), Sujanpur Tira and Karsog (17 mm), Wangtoo (16 mm), Jubbal, Hamirpur and Shimla (15 mm), Banjar, Rampur and Jogindernagar (14 mm), Una and Pachhad (13 mm), Palampur and Mashobra (11 mm) and Bhoranj, Jhandutta and Bhuntar (10 mm).