Higher reaches of HP plunged under bone chilling cold


    Shimla (Jan 05) Even as the sun shine was receding the recent snow, however the icy cold winds blowing across the snow clad mountains has forced the entire tribal belt to reel under bone chilling cold wave across the state.

    According to reports arriving from Kinnuar , the last bordering village along the Indo-China Boarder, Chitkul is still cut off from rest of nation after two to three feet thick snowfall. Normal life has been badly affected with no power, telephone connectivity snapped. The roads have not been restored even after passing one week of snowfall cutting the residents from the rest of the nation.

    The relatives living outsides the snow affected village complained that they were not able to know well being at their home even rest of areas were re-linked with the power, road and phone communication.
    Meanwhile, Kaza valley of Lahaul and Spiti was also reported to be cut off from rest of nations due to snow bound roads.

    The minimum temperate of Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti was low at Minus 13.7 degrees followed by minus 5.2 of Kalpa in Kinnuar, Sundernagar in Mandi district minus one, Bhuntar of Kullu minus 0.3 degrees and Solan minus 0.2 degrees respectively.

    Mandi and Dharamshal was cold at two degrees each, Palampur in Kangra three degree, Shimla, Una and Nahan (Sirmour) 4.8 degrees each respectively.

    Met office has forecast mainly dry weather in next 24 hrs in the state.

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