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Shimla, nearby areas wrapped in snow

IANS  |  Shimla 

Himachal Pradesh's capital and its nearby tourist destinations on Monday were wrapped in snow, giving them a picturesque look.

Towns in upper district were cut off with snow piled on roads, a Met said.

This was the season's second significant snowfall that froze the "of Hills", as was fondly called by the erstwhile British rulers.

As news of the snowfall spread, tourists started arriving here and nearby Kufri, Mashobra and Narkanda.

Hills overlooking Manali like Gulaba, Solang and Kothi have been experiencing snow since early Monday, the here added.

recorded a minimum temperature of 1.1 degrees Celsius, while it was minus one degree in Kalpa in district.

"The higher reaches of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla, Sirmaur and Chamba districts have been experiencing snowfall since early Monday, while mid and lower hills are experiencing rain," the said.

The majestic Dhauladhar ranges in the Kangra valley got a fresh blanket of snow cover.

Lower areas of the state like Dharamsala, Palampur, Solan, Nahan, Bilaspur, Una, Hamirpur and Mandi towns received rain, bringing down the temperature considerably.

The entire district and towns in district such as Narkanda, Jubbal, Kotkhai, Kumarsain, Kharapathar, Rohru and Chopal are cut off due to snow, a government said.

The said a Western Disturbance -- a storm system originating from the region and moving across the Afghanistan-region -- would remain active till Tuesday, bringing more rain and snow.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 10:04 IST