Several roads including NH-5 blocked after fresh snowfall in Himachal Pradesh
PTI | Mar 12, 2020, 10:04 IST
SHIMLA: Several roads, including National Highway 5, have been blocked in Himachal Pradesh as places such as Kufri, Narkanda, Kinnaur and Kharapathar witnessed a fresh overnight snowfall and other parts of the state including Shimla received rains, officials said on Thursday.
The Shipki La national highway (NH-5) connecting Firozpur in Punjab to the Sino-Indian border at Shipki La was blocked in Kinnaur district as a glacier occurred at Rali village in Kalpa tehsil following the fresh snowfall.
Traffic in Narkanda and Kharapathar has also been blocked.
Shimla, the state capital, witnessed rains throughout the night.
The coldwave in the state has intensified after the fresh rain and snowfall as the temperatures decreased by some notches.
The sky will remain largely cloudy in most parts of the state. The meteorological department has issued an orange warning of rains and snowfall for Thursday.
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Do keep a check on this WD,
the screenshot is for 22 Mar 2020 Monday,
It appears to be building up strength, that is cause there are two Low Pressures areas back to back, and the rear one is stronger and so is being fed with moisture from the Arabian Sea. When this happens it does bring lots of rainfall, and heavy snow.
So looks like by 23 or 24 it will be on us, and on 24th it should be full force on us.
But like all weather predictions, they are just predictions, and anything can happen, it can get influenced by a very large Low Pressure area over Russia, that can pull this Northwards and weaken the effect over us. And the reverse is also possible, and it brings extensive rain and snow over us.
So keep a good lookout for this WD.
FOR THOSE WHO PLAN TO REACH HIMALAYAS FOR THIS SNOWFALL, SUGGEST GET TO DESTINATION ON 22 MAR FOR SURE, and the further North you head into Himalayas the better, specially towards Kashmir, and Manali. What happens toward Kinnaur and Kaza we will have to see how it moves forward. Same goes for Uttarakhand.
Another few days and the picture will become more clear.
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