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Normal life remains paralyse in HP, fresh snowfall plummets Mercury

Shimla, Jan 31(UNI) Normal life remained paralysed in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday as fresh snowfall on high altitudes in last 24 hrs and formation of thick layer of frost disrupted vehicular traffic and intensified coldwave with further plummeting Minmum temperature.
State Diaster Management authority spokesperson confirmed that one person died of drowning in a river in Sirmour morover 467 roads including three National Highway and 697 distribution Transformer Region are continue disrupted for last three days in the state.In past 24 hrs Pooh in Kinnaur recorded
11 cm snow, Kalpa - nine cm, Khadrala (Shimla)& Udaipur (Lahaul Spiti) six cm each , Kukumseri - five cm and Keylong three cm. In the day today Tourist resort Kufri recorded snowflake as Met Office recorded trace of snowfall and four mm rain in Tourist resort Manali. High reaches of Himachal Pradesh including Lahaul-Spiti, Kullu, Kinnuar and Shimla received light snowfall and likely to receive snowfall but Weather was mainly dry and sunny today which helped the state administeration to restore number of roads and power supply affected by heavy snowfall and Windstorm. However state had received light rainfall in past 24 hrs as Saloni (Chamba) had 28 mm rain, Dharmshala (Kangra)- 25 mm, Gaggal - 21mm, Nagrota Suriyan - 13 mm , Ghamroor, Bharmaur(Chamba) & Manali - 9 mm each , Palampur (Kangra) 7 mm, Guler - 6 mm and Dehra Gopipur - 5mm . Normal life is out of gear in Lahaul-Spiti district as Manali-Leh National Highway (NH-003)- Darcha Shinkula, Pangi Killar Highway ( SH - 26 ) and Kaza road (NH-505) from Graphu to Kaza and Sumdo to Losar are closed for all types of vehicles. Local people and tourists are advised to avoid unnecessary travel in case of snowfall. According to district administration as many as 150 roads are snowbound in Lahaul-Spiti district. In the district 167 DTR are down including 106 in Spiti and 61 in Udaipur Sub Division. Shimla district is most affected as baring NH-5 total 180 roads are snowbound. In Rohru Subdivision 62 , Chopal 40, Rampur 33 and Jubbal 26 roads are closed. in Sub Division Kupvi nine road, Dodra Kawar six, Kotkhai three and Kumarsen one road was dnowaffected. In the district 241 DTR are down including 87 in Rohru, 72 in Rampur, 35 in Jubbal, 24 in Dodrakawar, 13 in Chopal and ten Sub Division Kotkhai . In Kinnuar district 72 roads including 33 in Pooh , 27 in Nichar and 12 in Subdivision Kalpa are snowbound abd power supply is affected affected in 196 DTR including 102 DTR of Kalpa, 70 of Pooh and 24 of Nichar block.
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