Wide and thick snow carpet over Himalayan ranges
The entire Himalayan mountains ranges were covered in a wide and thick white carpet of snow after heavy snowfall in the state, throwing life in many districts out of gear.
Reports reaching here said heavy snowfall had been reported in the entire snow line belt of the state which brought normal life to almost a standstill.
Major tourist destinations in the state had abundant snowfall. They included Dalhousie in Chamba, Manali in Kullu and Narkanda in Shimla, which recorded about 50 cm snowfall, followed by Kufri and Fagu 45 cm, Shimla town, Chamba town, Chail and Kasauli of Solan about 3 cm snowfall.
After heavy snowfall, Chamba, Lahaul Spiti, Kinnaur and many parts of Shimla district were cut off due to snowbound road along with Chamba-Pathankot and Hindustan-Tibet National Highways.
Reports from Chamba said the entire Chamba district was severely affected as snowfall covered the entire district.
The Chamba-Pathankot highway is blocked by snowfall at Banikhet while Chamba-Killar, Tissa, Saluni and Bhamaur roads were also reported to be closed.
Meanwhile, the district had five feet thick snow at Bondigopa near Tissa. Killard in Pangi sub-division recorded three feet, Tissa two feet and Barmour 1 foot thick snow.