Snow and rains give no respite: HP
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 20:37
  
Shimla: A fresh spell of snow and rains, accompanied by a strong velocity icy wind, on Tuesday brought no respite from the piercing cold wave sweeping Himachal Pradesh whose high altitude areas Lahaul and Pangi faced the threat of an avalanche.

The slippery road conditions caused an accident in tribal Kinnaur district, causing the death of 10 Border Roads Organisation (BRO) labourers.

Avalanche threat loomed large over high altitude tribal areas of Lahaul and Pangi and people have been advised not to venture out till the weather cleared.

The tourist resort of manali, which had received more than 300cm of snow this winter, experienced fresh snowfall on Tuesday and 25cm of snow was recorded till this morning.

While the Rohtang Pass and high altitude tribal areas in Lahaul and Pangi received 40cm to 60cm of fresh snow, Keylong and Kalpa recorded 10cm of snow.

The state capital Shimla received 2.5cm of snow while Udaipur recorded 5.0 cm of fresh snow till this morning.

Dharamsala and Palampur in Kangra district received 10. 8mm and 19mm of rains while the Dhauladhar Hills had 50cm of fresh snow.

The local MeT office has predicted more rains, snow and thundershowers at isolated places in the next 48 hours.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 20:37


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