Snow over Rothang, rains in Lahaul

Shimla, June 17
Wintry conditions have set in early in Himachal Pradesh this year with higher altitude areas of tribal districts of Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba and Kulu experiencing fresh spell of mild snowfall during the past 24 hours.

While the higher mountain peaks of these districts were experiencing mild snowfall, the lower areas were receiving rain since last night, plummeting day and night temperatures in the entire state.

Rohtang Pass, situated at 13,050 feet above sea level, Baralacha Pass and other higher mountain peaks in Lahaul district, Saach Pass and higher reaches of Pangi and Bharmaur and Kinner Kailesh in Kinnaur have been experiencing snowfall over the past 24 hours.

Pangi subdivision in Chamba district continued to remain cut off from the rest of the country due to the closure of Saach Pass after receiving mild snowfall for the fourth day today.

Light showers were lashing Reckong Peo in Kinnaur, Manali and Kulu towns, Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district and Chamba since last night.

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