January 7, 2012 admin

Snowfall Warning to restrict movement in Chamba district

SHIMLA 7 January 2012 : Various parts of the State today have been experiencing snowfall. The snowfall in lower areas like Chamba, Nurpur, Jassur, Nagrota Surian and Karnarthu and Utrala  area of Baijnath etc. was surprise to the people.
The Deputy Commissioner, Chamba has advised the people of the district to restrict their movement due to heavy and wide-spread snowfall in the district today. He said that all parts of the district were experiencing heavy snowfall since morning today so it was necessary to restrict their movement as precautionary measure. The vehicular traffic on Pathankot- Chamba National Highway has been disrupted due to heavy snowfall at Banikhet.
The tribal belt of Pangi in district Chamba was also experiencing heavy snowfall and the people has been advised to stay indoors due to fear of glacial movements. 
According to information reaching from Keylong, the mighty Rohtang Pass (13050 ft), has been closed due to heavy snowfall and the tribal areas of district Lahaul and Spiti  has been cut off from rest of the world.
According to the reports reaching from Mandi district, Jhanjeli and Chuhar valley has been covered with white blanket of snow. The upper areas of district Shimla were receiving heavy snowfall and traffic for Rampur has been diverted via Dhami.  

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