Rain and snowfall occurred in many parts of this hill state while it was foggy and partly cloudy today. Many key roads in this hill state are still under snow, the winter and cold-wave prolonged in the state following recent heavy rainfall and snowfall.
Tourist resort Manali had 1 cm fresh snowfall while high reaches of Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti, Chamba and Kinnaur also experienced light to moderate snowfall.
In Kullu district Seobagh had 15 mm rainfall, Bajaura 4 mm Bhuntar 3 mm and Dalhousie 12 mm.
This capital town was partly cloudy and foggy in the day.
National Highway 22 is opened for vehicular traffic to district headquarters Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district while it was snowbound beyond Reckong Peo. Similarly, the vehicular traffic remained disrupted between Theog-Rohru and Theog-Chopal as it was snowbound at Khiraki and Kharapather, which is likely to open today. NH-22 was cleared for traffic last evening but formation of slippery sheet of snow and freezing of water was disrupting traffic in night and morning.
Mercury further plunged in the state as Keylong in Lahaul & Spiti district was coldest in the night at minus 12.4 degrees followed by Manali at minus 4 degrees, Kalpa minus 1.4 degrees, Dalhousie 0.1 degrees, Shimla and Solan at 1 degrees.
Bhuntar was at 2 degrees, Chamba, Palampur in Kangra district and Sundernagar in Mandi district 3 degrees each, Nahan in Sirmaur district at 4 degrees Dharamshala 5 degrees, Kangra 6 degrees, Una 7 degrees, Bilaspur and Hamirpur 9 degrees each.
The Met office forecast rain or snowfall at few places in the high reaches but it would be mainly dry in rest of the state in next 24 hours.