More snow in store for Himachal

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 13:00 hrs

Shimla, Feb 11 (IANS) With the interiors of Himachal Pradesh still recovering from last week's heavy snowfall, the weatherman Monday forecast more rain and snow later this week.

"Some areas are likely to experience snow and rain from Feb 14," a meteorological department statement said.

It said chances of snow in the upper reaches of Shimla, Kullu, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Chamba districts were high.

Meanwhile, Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district was the coldest town in the state with a low of minus 10.7 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperatures in Shimla and Manali were 5.1 degrees Celsius and minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Kalpa, some 250 km from Shimla, saw the night temperature at minus 8 degrees Celsius.

Snow could still be seen in certain areas of Shimla like the Mall Road, the ridge, the US Club and Jakhu hills after last week's snowfall.

Areas near Shimla like Kufri and Narkanda and popular tourist resort of Manali are also covered under a thick blanket of snow.

Officials said the entire Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Pangi and Bharmour areas in Chamba are still cut off as roads were under a thick blanket of snow and efforts were being made to reopen them.

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