Traffic movement on the Shimla-Chandigarh highway was disrupted on Friday morning after Thursday’s heavy snow.
As news of snow spread, tourists flocked to Shimla. The administration was trying to remove snow from the road and streamline the traffic. Kufri, Narkanda and Khara Pathar were closed in the early morning hours. The snow is likely to remain for the next two to three days.
In the past 20 years, this is the highest snowfall the town of Shimla has received on a single day in February. This was also the season’s heaviest spell.
The last heaviest spell of snow took place in the month of February in 2001.
A day before on Thursday, Shimla experienced 50 cm snow, said Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorology department.