Fresh Snowfall blocks roads in Himachal Pradesh

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Fresh snowfall has again blocked highways and roads in many parts of Himachal Pradesh. Towns in upper Shimla and Manali were cut-off with snow covering the roads.

Traffic movement beyond Kufri, 15 km from Shimla, was suspended since a large stretch of Hindustan-Tibet Road was under a thick blanket of snow. The entire Kinnaur district and towns in Shimla district such as Narkanda, Jubbal, Kotkhai, Kumarsain, Kharapathar, Rohru and Chopal are cut-off due to heavy snow. Vehicular movement on the Kullu-Manali national highway has also snapped five km ahead of Manali.

With the fresh bout of snow the temperature in most of the State has dipped further. According to the weather office here, heavy snow and rain will continue till Wednesday.