The Hush Post|6:33 pm|one-minute-read|
Apart from Shimla, it has also started snowing in Solan and Barog. It has snowed in Solan for the first time in five years.
The last it snowed there was in the winters of 2014. In the latest advisory tourists have been advised against travelling to Shimla and Manali. This, after over 250 roads were blocked due to heavy snow in Himachal Pradesh.
Shimla Police has been posting updates about the traffic situation on its Facebook page. “There is heavy snow and trees have been falling. The roads are slippery. Everyone must reach home by 5 pm,” Shimla Police said in its latest post along with a helpline number.
Pictures posted by the police on Facebook show roads and cars covered in a thick blanket of snow. On Tuesday, three people were rescued after their car got stuck in heavy snow in Narkanda town in Shimla.
Roads in some parts of Manali have also been blocked due to snow. “Vehicles are not allowed beyond green tax barrier. The police have requested people to not go towards Manali till further instructions,” Kullu Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said.
Shimla town has received 22 centimeters of snowfall between 5.30 pm on Tuesday and 8.30 am on Wednesday, the weather office said.
Dalhousie, another popular tourist destination, received 35 centimeters of snowfall. Manali received 22 centimeters, Kalpa 16 centimeters and Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti received 8 centimeters of snow.
Kufri, Narkanda and Khara Pathar have received about 2 feet of snow or more.