Tourists head to Shimla | Kufri has one-a-half-feet snow, Narkanda 2 feet | Roads, power supply snapped

Fresh snow in Shimla

The Hush Post| 1:14 pm|one-minute-read|

The capital of Himachal Pradesh witnessed the season’s heaviest snowfall. The snowfall snapped internal road links and even highways. It also disrupted water and power supply. However, tourists headed for the hills to make merry.

“Shimla and its adjoining tourist destinations of Kufri and Narkanda experienced overnight snowfall and this was the heaviest till date this season,” an official of the meteorological department said.

As news of the snowfall spread, tourists flocked to Shimla.

Shimla, which saw a low of minus 0.5 degrees Celsius, recorded more than 20 cm of snowfall. Kufri has recorded more than one-and-a-half feet snowfall.

The snowy landscape in Shimla will stay this way for two-three days, an official of the Met office said.

MEANWHILE, ROADS REMAIN BLOCKED, WATER AND ELECTRICITY HIT

Residents had a tough time as several link roads leading to Shimla town were blocked and water supply has been disrupted in Jakhu and US Club areas. Localities, including Sanjauli Jakhu, Chhota Shimla, Kasumpati and Ram Chandra Chowk, were without power.

About 90 link roads are blocked in Shimla district, including 60 in Rohru. Vehicles going from Shimla to Rampur Bushahr are being diverted through Basantpur.

The Shimla district administration has deployed machinery for road clearance but continuous snowfall is hampering work.

Khada Pathar received 2 feet of snowfall, Khadrala in Shimla district received 33cm of snowfall, Theog 12 cm, Jubbal 7.5 cm and Gondla 18.5cm of snowfall.

Heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places, including 49 mm in Nadaun in Hamirpur, 44 mm at Naina Devi in Bilaspur, 36 mm in Rampur Bushahr and 34mm in Karsog in Mandi.

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