Heavy snowfall on high reaches; Dodra Kawar cut off from rest of world


The Dodra Kawar area of this district is cut off from rest of the world as Chanshal Pass links it with road experienced about 75 cm snowfall till last night as inclement weather was prevailing in the state for last three days. It brought more heavy snowfall on high reaches and rain in the down streams.

The report says that Chanshal Pass had 75 cm (two and half feet) snowfall till last night cutting it off from rest of the world. Dhanrvari and Kitarwari villages of Dodra Kawar also received about 10 cm snowfall while 14000 feet high Pandar mountain had 30 cm snowfall and Jakha mountain 15 cm snowfall respectively.

The Gateway to Lahaul and Spiti, Rohtang Pass also experienced 45 cm fresh snowfall last night. High reaches of Manali recorded fresh spell of snowfall as Solang Nala reported 12 cm snowfall. Marhi and high areas on the Rohtang Pass also got 15 to 20 cm snowfall, on setting winter tourists seasons in the tourists resort.

Commander of 38 task force of Border Road Organisations Yogesh Nair warned the people to not venture to cross the Rohtang Pass after the evening and before morning as it is slippery as well as risky to cross.

BRO would able to through this road open for vehicular traffic till afternoon today as heavy machinery have been pressed to open it till Nov 15, 2013 before it would declare officially close for vehicular traffic.

Narkanda and its nearby hills experienced light spell of snowfall last night as high reaches were covered by white sheet. In Kinnaur district high reaches also experienced fresh snowfall.

Sangla and high reaches of Kinnaur recorded 10 to 15 cm fresh snowfall while Kalpa town recorded rainfall of 7 mm.

Kharapathar in Shimla district have 12 mm rain, Dalhousie in Chamba district 10 mm, Pandoh in Mandi district 9 mm, Larji in Kullu district 8 mm, Jogindernagar in Mandi district 7 mm, Bhuntar in Kullu distict 4 mm whereas Shimla and Sundernagar in Mandi district 3 mm each.

Minimum temperature of Keylong plunged by 5 degrees down, recorded low at minus 5.7 degrees Celsius, which is coldest of the season. Kalpa minus 2 degrees, Manali 0.2 degrees, Dalhousie 3 degrees, Shimla, Solan and Bhuntar 4 degrees each, Sundernagar and Chamba 5 degrees each, Hamirpur 6 degrees, Kangra 7 degrees, Dharamshala, Nahan and Una 8 degrees each, and Bilaspur 9 degrees respectively.

The Met office forecast mainly dry weather in next 24 hours, however spell of rain or snow is continue in some parts as it was partly to mainly cloudy.

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