Tawang remains cut off by heavy snowfall
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Last Updated: Friday, March 02, 2012, 17:18
  
Itanagar: Life came to a standstill in Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh due to heavy snowfall in the past few days.

The district bordering China, recorded 1-ft of snowfall in the past two days, with temperature dipping minus four degree Celsius, official sources said here on Friday.

Roads to Tawang and its adjoining areas including Sela Pass have been blocked by heavy snow from the rest of the state since Wednesday.

The markets remained closed in the district and people preferred to remain indoors due to intense cold and snowfall.

Though the district administration has pressed its men and machineries to clear the road at Sela Pass, the continuous snowfall is proving to be an impediment, sources said.

Heavy snowfall is also recorded at Mechukha Valley in West Siang district since Wednesday affecting normal life.

The blizzard which lashed the valley left the entire township under a thick blanket of snow.

The valley has not received much snowfall in recent years and this season’s snowfall is reportedly the since 2005.

PTI


First Published: Friday, March 02, 2012, 17:18


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