The Hush Post|18:00 pm|1-min-read
Heavy snowfall has severely affected road traffic in many parts of Himachal Pradesh. On Sunday, a 70-year-old man in Mandi district (HP) was carried on shoulders to the hospital for treatment. No vehicle could run after heavy snowfall blocked roads in Mandi and other neighbouring areas.
Reportedly, the man had to be carried for 9 kilometres, from Kal Chham village in Saraj valley to Chakudhar to reach the nearest health centre.
The Chief Minister of HP, Jai Ram Thakur said, “The snow has created some trouble for the people in the state. The department have been directed to work at war footage for clearing the roads at earliest. He also added that helicopter service is kept on standby for remote areas of the state in the wake of snowfall.
However, tourist are rushing to enjoy snowy landscapes in Himachal Pradesh. Cold waves still persisted in the hill state with the mercury below zero degrees at many places including tourist destinations. Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district records minimum temperature at minus 17 Degree Celsius. Also, the minimum temperature in Manali was minus 5 degrees Celsius and was minus 4.2 degrees Celsius in Kufri. It was minus 1.5 degrees Celsius in Dalhousie and minus 0.2 degree Celsius in Shimla on Sunday.
Fresh snowfall led to traffic jam on the National-Highway 5 at Kufri. Due to heavy snowfall more than 500 roads in different regions of the state has been blocked.
However, the Meteorological Department has predicted heavy snowfall and rain in Himachal Pradesh from Wednesday. Kinnaur, upper areas in Manali and Pangi subdivision of Chamba which experienced heavy snowfall resulting in high alert in these areas.