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Photo gallery: Season's heaviest snowfall in Mussoorie, Dhanaulti; several tourists stranded

Zee Media Bureau | Jan 22, 2019, 22:28 PM IST
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The hill state of Uttarakhand on Tuesday recorded the season's heaviest snowfall which left the hill resorts of Mussoorie and Dhanaulti virtually covered in a thick blanket of snow.

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Hundreds of tourists awaiting snowfall have flocked to popular hill stations in Uttarakhand after the weather turned pleasant since Monday.

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Heavy snowfall in Mussoorie and Dhanaulti was captured by several excited tourists who posted pictures of the snow-capped areas on social media. 

 

 

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Heavy snowfall was also recorded in the upper reaches of the Himalayas and rain in the lower areas also heralded a fresh spell of cold wave in the hill state.

 

 

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Most of the private and government schools were closed after the Met department’s warning of heavy snowfall and rain in the state. 

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Kedarnath and Badrinath areas are also experiencing heavy snowfall since Monday.

 

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The IMD has predicted heavy snowfall in Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh in the days to come.

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Heavy snowfall has affected the reconstruction works in the upper reaches of Uttarakhand. Extremely harsh weather condition has affected the vehicular movement in the upper regions of the hill state.

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Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Nainital and Udhamsinghnagar are likely to receive hail along with rain in the days to come due to Western disturbance, according to Bikram Singh, Director of the Meteorological Center.

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