Snow in higher reaches of Himacha

Shimla, October 19
Higher reaches of Kinnuar, Lahaul and Spiti, Kulu and Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh experienced light to moderate snow, while Shimla and its surrounding areas were lashed by light rain and hailstorm during the past 24 hours.

Baralacha Pass, Lady of Keylong, Suraj Tal, Chander Tal and Petsio in Lahaul and Spiti district were receiving light to moderate snowfall in the evenings almost daily, bringing a sharp drop in the day and night temperatures. Snowfall was also reported from Kibbar village of the district, the highest village in the world situated at an altitude of 16,000 ft.

The 13,050 feet-high Rohtang Pass, which is also called the gateway to the Lahaul valley, was open for vehicular traffic, reports said, adding that the region received intermittent snowfall in the last 24 hours.

Reports said Kinner Kailash, the Thulla peak and the Sangla-Kanda peak in Kinnaur district also received a fresh spell of snow last evening.

Light rain and hailstorm lashed Shimla and the surrounding areas early today, bringing a sharp drop in the day temperatures.

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