Heavy snowfall in Shimla Manali
Snowfall in Shimla and Manali disrupted normal life with all major tourist towns witnessing heavy snowfall since Friday continuing till Monday evening at the time of writing this report.
While snowfall in Shimla was around 8 inches nearby Kufri recorded over 2 feet of snowfall. Traffic remained suspended on Monday in Shimla town as roads leading to the town were covered with snow. Snowfall was also reported from Solan and Barog on NH 22 (Chandigarh – Shimla highway) which led to suspension of traffic to Shimla. Within Shimla town, the Cart road and the Shimla Byepass road were devoid of traffic due to snow. This led to inconvenience to the tourists in town as they had to extend their stay. Electricity and water supply remained normal in the town.
Over 2 feet of snow was reported in Manali and Dalhousie had crossed the 3 feet mark. Snowfall was wide spread as low lying areas of Kangra, Chintpurni and Bilaspur also experienced snowfall. Pathankot in Punjab also experienced snowfall..!!
If you are planning to visit Shimla, Manali to enjoy snow please wait for a few days till the time roads are cleared. Stay tuned for more updates.
A few pictures of snowfall in Shimla over the weekend and on Monday.
January 10, 2012 / Vikas / 0