Fresh snowfall in Shimla, other Himachal towns; farmers, tourists cheer

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Feb 09, 2016 12:39 IST
On the way to the Mall Road in Shimla on Sunday. Fresh spell of snow in Himachal Pradesh brought down the mercury and cheered up the farmers. (Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)

Fresh spell of snow in Himachal Pradesh brought down the mercury and cheered farmers of the state on Sunday.

The temparature in the last 24 hours dropped by three to four degree C on average, while in Shimla, the night temparature was dropped by six degrees.

Higher regions of Shimla, Kinnaur, Chamba, Sirmaur, Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti received fresh snowfall.

Watch | Shimla continues to experience heavy snowfall

In Shimla district, Kharapathar received six-inch snow while Narkanda received 2-inches. Chopal, Rohru, Jubbal areas of the district received light snowfall.

Meanwhile, lower and mid hills had been experiencing rainfall since early morning.

Snow and rain elated farmers of the state. Long dry spell had casted shadow over winter crops.

In Apple growing areas, winter practices, including plantation, mixing of fertiliser and sprays had been delayed.

However, vehicular traffic was disrupted on national highway connecting Shimla to Kinnaur and in rural areas.

Shimla MeT director Manmohan Singh predicted light to moderate snowfall for few places in the higher and mid regions of the state in the next 24 hours.

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