Snowfall in Shimla, schools shut, traffic affected


Shimla city and other nearby areas witnessed slight snowfall on Friday in the morning.

As per meterological department, Shimla received 4cm of snowfall, Kufri 7cm, Narkanda 5cm, and Kharapathar 20cm. Apart from it, Kinnaur and Kullu areas also get snowfall.

Due to slight snowfall, traffic on Shimla-Kinnaur highway gets badly affected. Traffic was also hindered at Kharapathar on the Shimla-Rohru road.

Shimla SP DW Negi stated, “The road is closed for traffic after snowfall in Kufri.”

Most schools in Shimla announced an occasion because of the terrible climate.

The snowfall cut down the temperature at different places over the state. Shimla recorded at least 0.4 degree Celsius, Manali – 0.8 degree C, Kalpa – 2.8 and Keylong was the coldest at – 5.2 degrees C.

The Shimla Met department stated that the city will witness more snowfall in the coming 24 to 48 hours.

Met department director Manmohan Singh affirmed, Snowfall in higher altitude areas and rains in the lower and mid hills due to a western disturbance.