Tribune Information Service

Shimla/Solan, 24 January

Shimla and its environment have been receiving snow since Saturday evening. Locals awoke on Sunday seeing town draped in white.

The lodge business is anticipating good climate because the inflow of vacationers is anticipated to extend after the snowfall.

Chail in Solan additionally skilled snowfall as the complete place was coated with a white sheet. That is the second snowfall of this season in Chail.

Until Saturday night, 147 roads – 108 in Lahaul and Spiti, 24 in Mandi, eight in Kullu, 5 in Chamba and one every in Shimla and Sirmaur districts – have been closed and with contemporary snowfall, the quantity is prone to rise.

Snowfall in Shimla. Tribune Photograph: Amit Kanwar

Shimla Police has requested commuters to not enterprise into excessive altitude areas and make contact with on 0177 2812 344 or 112 in case of emergency.

Snowfall continues in Shimla and adjoining areas. Higher Shimla space has been minimize off and the provision of important commodities has been affected.

Deputy Commissioner Aditya Negi stated that roads of IGMC and different hospitals are being cleared on precedence and main roads within the metropolis will likely be opened for vehicular motion by 10 am.

He stated that JCBs have been deployed at Mashobra Mor, Kufri part, Narkanda, Khidki and different delicate locations, however snow is hindering the street clearing work.

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