Heavy snowfall in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, has closed all roads leading to the city and its environs. Police have issued a travel advisory for tourists coming to enjoy the snowfall in Himachal. Police say the roads are completely unsafe to drive at this time.

Highlights

  • Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, has received heavy snowfall
  • All roads in the city and upstream will have to be closed
  • Police have issued a travel advisory for tourists
  • Roads are unsafe to drive at this time, police said
Shimla: Snowfall is reported in many places in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Its effects are also being felt in the plains and most of the cities in northern India are shivering from the bitter cold. The snowfall in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, has caused so much snowfall that all roads leading to the city and its environs have been closed.

Shimla Police has issued a travel advisory
Shimla Police has issued a travel advisory for tourists visiting Himachal to enjoy the snowfall. At 3:30 pm in a travel advisory, Shimla police said, “Due to heavy snowfall in Shimla district, all roads in the city as well as in the upper areas of the district are closed and completely unsafe to drive.”

Heavy snowfall, drop in temperature in Kashmir too

On the other hand, the minimum temperature in the valley has dropped due to snowfall in most parts of Kashmir. Pahalgam in south Kashmir received six inches of fresh snow, while Kokarnag received four inches and other parts of Anantnag district received three to six inches. Other parts of south Kashmir also received snowfall during the night. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of 1.6 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature at Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir was recorded at minus 12.0 degrees Celsius, six degrees lower than the previous day.

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