Higher reaches see another snow spell; 44 roads closed

Tribune News Service

Shimla, December 3

As many as 44 roads were closed for traffic in the state as high altitude tribal areas and mountain passes received another spell of snow today, while a few places on middle hills received mild rainfall.

Snow drapes Jasrath village in Lahaul-Spiti.

The NH 3 (Darcha to Sarchu) and NH 505 (Gramphu to Losar) are officially closed till summer 2022. Two roads are closed in Lahaul and Spiti and one road each in Kullu and Chamba.

Visitors elated

We are happy to see such a beautiful weather with fog and drizzle and hope to see snow before returning. Tourists

Koksar received 8 cm of snow, Gondla and Hansa 5 cm each and Keylong 3 cm. Manali with 20 mm of rain was the wettest, followed by Kothi with 11 mm rain, Tinder 8 mm, Khadrala, Sangla and Seobagh 7 mm each, Kalpa 6 mm, Banjar, Pooh and Baldwara 5 mm each while the state capital Shimla also received light showers.

Tourists were happy to see the first spell of rain in December. "We are happy to see such a beautiful weather with fog and drizzle and hope to see snow before returning," said a tourist couple from Panipat. Keylong was the coldest at night with a low of minus 1.7deg;C. The maximum temperatures were 3-4deg;C below normal and Una was the hottest at 24.3deg;C.

Met office predicts rain, snow for today

The local Met office has predicted rain and snow at isolated places in middle and high hills on Saturday (December 4), light to moderate rain in low hills and rain and snow at many places in middle and high hills on December 5.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service
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