Rohtang Pass and Kunjum Pass gets moderate to heavy snowfall


The vehicular traffic has been disrupted to tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti today following 45 cm and 60 cm snowfall on the Rohtang Pass and Kunjum Pass, continuing following inclement weather in the state.

The moderate to heavy snowfall is continue on the high reaches of Himachal Pradesh, thundershowers lashed downstream in the state today increasing severe cold wave affected the normal life.

The Gateway of Lahaul and Spiti, 13050 feet high Rohtang Pass experienced another spell of snowfall as about 45 cm (one and half feet) snow was recorded so far,  disrupting the vehicular traffic between tourists resort Manali and Keylong.

The Kunjum pass, links Lahaul and Spiti valley together also reported 60 cm (two feet) snowfall snapping apart the two valleys as it was continue when report was filed.

Tribal town Keylong received first snowfall of this season, as 8 cm snowfall recorded by the Met office. Koksar got about 18 cm snowfall. The jawan of border security forces were deployed on the high passes to throw open vehicular traffic till November 15.

Report arriving from Kinnaur district said that high reaches of district were also snowing since last night as light to moderate snowfall occurred in the tribal district. The low lying areas of district was yet to see the first snowfall of this season.

High reaches of Kangra and Chamba like Dhauladhar, Baralacha, Pangi and Tissa also recorded light snowfall. Shimla town and Manali also had light rain showers allowing severe cold wave affected normal life today.

Manali got highest 18 mm rainfall followed by Dalhousie in Chamba district 10 mm, Tissa 8 mm, Bharmaur, Saluni and Udaipur in Lahaul and Spiti district 4 mm each and Chamba 3 mm.

Shimla town had rain showers as it was cold and packed with black clouds in the day today. People had to take shelter in the shops and rain shelters as thundershowers and cold winds affected normal life today.

The minimum temperature of Keylong was recorded 1 degrees Celsius today followed by Kalpa at 1.8 degrees, Tourist resort Dalhousie 4.8 degrees, Manali 5 degrees, Shimla 7 degrees, Solan 9 degrees, Palampur in Kangra district and Nahan in Sirmaur district at 10 degrees each, Bhuntar in Kullu district and Chamba 11 degrees each, Sundernagar in Mandi district, Hamirpur and Kangra 12 degrees each, Una 13.8 degrees,  Bilaspur and Dharamshala 14 degrees each.

The Met office forecast rain or snowfall at few places in next 24 hours.

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