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Heavy snowfall sweeps Himachal Pradesh, Shimla shivers under white blanket

IANS  Shimla, January 18, 2014
First Published: 13:07 IST(18/1/2014) | Last Updated: 16:21 IST(18/1/2014)

Himachal Pradesh capital Shimla witnessed heavy snowfall Saturday, pushing down the mercury by several notches.

"Shimla and its nearby areas have been experiencing snowfall since early Saturday," an official of the meteorological department told IANS.

Nearby places like Kufri and Narkanda have also been experiencing snowfall, turning the destinations more picturesque.

He said the town's commercial centres - the Mall Road, the historic Ridge, the US Club and Jakhu hills received moderate snowfall and lower areas of the town experienced mild.

"High-altitude areas of Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, Mandi, Kullu, Kinnaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing moderate to heavy snow," the official said.

Officials of the state-run Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation said buses bound for Rampur town and Kinnaur district from Shimla are plying via Dhami and Basantpur.

The Met Office has forecast snow and rain across the state till Sunday.


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