/ Roads shut, schools closed after snowfall in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla

Hindustan Times : Feb 27, 2019, 09:57 AM

Himachal Pradesh’s capital Shimla and its surrounding areas of Kufri, Narkanda and Khara Pathar experienced more snow spells again on Wednesday morning. Road links to upper regions in Shimla were cut off, heavy snowfall in the tourist resort town of Kufri. Shimla’s main circular road and other lateral roads as a holiday was declared after the snowfall in schools in the popular hill station.

Himachal Pradesh’s capital Shimla and its surrounding areas of Kufri, Narkanda and Khara Pathar experienced more snow spells again on Wednesday morning, officials said.

Road links to upper regions in Shimla were cut off, following the heavy snowfall in the tourist resort town of Kufri.

Traffic movement was hampered in Shimla’s main circular road and other lateral roads as a holiday was declared after the snowfall in schools in the popular hill station.

The district administration in Shimla, which is famous for its picturesque views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, deployed machinery to clear the roads.

The India Meteorological Department has forecast thunderstorm accompanied with hailstorm, gusty winds and lightning at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim for Wednesday.