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Tuesday 24 October 2017
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Higher reaches draped under white sheet again, intermittent rain in middle region

Higher riches of Himachal Pradesh received fresh spell of snowfall, whereas middle and lower regions lashed with sporadic rains throughout the day.

Met officials claimed that the Dhauladhar and Churdhar, Rohtang, Kunzam, Saach and Chansel passes are covered under 75 to 100 centimetres of snow, while Keylong and Kalpa recorded 35 to 40 centimetres of snowfall till this afternoon, Udaipur, Sangla, Chitkul, Saach and Darcha recorded 65, 45, 50, 55 and 60 centimetres of snow.

Manali recorded about 45 cm of snow till this afternoon while Narkanda and Kufri, Dalhousie and Dharamkot (Kangra) had 40, 30, 20 and 35 centimetres of snowfall respectively.

Snowfall has again forced to stop vehicular traffic at Hindustan-Tibet Road beyond Shimla, whereas traffic in Kinnaur district and the upper areas of Shimla district were closed as various link roads in Jubbal, Kotkhai, Kumarsain, Kharapathar, Rohru and Chopal were blocked by snow.

However, intermittent rains and sleet lashed many places including Shimla and till evening state capital Shimla has received 107 millimetres of rainfall. Dharmshala received 58 millimetres and Jogindernagar, Palampur and Bhuntar 42 millimetres each. Gaggal received 35 millimetres of rainfall, Dehra Gopipur 30 millimetres, Nurpur, Gohar, Nagrota Suriyan and Baijnath 25 millimetres each, Nadaun 28 millimetres, Ghamroor 25 millimetres, Amb, Rampur and Guler 25 millimetres each.

With the snowfall at higher reaches icy winds swept across the entire region as temperature dips at many places. However temperature rose in Keylong from minus 5 degrees to minus 2.7 degrees Celsius. The Met office forecasts more rain and snowfall for the next 48 hours.



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