World Tourist destination Manali in Kullu district and Shimla state capital of Himachal Pradesh received major spell of snowfall in this winter after having 23 and six cm snowfall in last 24 hrs. India Meteorological Department recorded overnight 23 cm snow and eight mm rain in Manali when minimum temperature plummet to minus 0.2 degree Celsius.
In Shimla town which had first major snowfall recorded six cm snow and 20 mm rain. The monkey point, Mount Jakhu received ten cm snow in the town ,however, down areas got rainfall. Minimum temperature of Shimla was 0.6 degrees. Tourist resort Kufri about 18 km from Shimla had 12 cm snow and minus 0.8, Narkanda 15 cm and minus 2.5, Tourist resort Dalhousie in Chamba also received four cm snow and 0.5. Lahaul-Spiti district is cut off from rest of state and vehicular traffic was also closed on ATR. Keylong recorded three cm snow and was coldest in the state minus 7.2 degrees. Khadrala of Shimla 16 cm, Shillaroo 14 cm, Bharmaur in Chamba 10 cm.Gondla in Lahaul-Spiti 5.5 and Hansa three cm. Kalpa 4 cm and minus 2.5 Bhunter(Kullu) had 21 mm rain, Solan and Sangrah(Sirmaur) and Jubberhatti in Shimla 20 mm each, Nahan (Sirmaur) 18.6 mm, Mandi and Sundernagar 16.7 mm each and Palampur (Kangra) and Chamba 11.6 mm.
According to District Administeration Shimla Old Hindustan Tibet National Highway-5 is closed between Kufri and Fagu and Narkanda. Shimka- Jubbal Kotkhai & Rohru roads is blocked at Khadapather and Shimla-Chopal road is blocked st Khirki.
Road communication of many local roads are also closed along with many main snowbound roads in upper areas of Shimla district. Dodrakawar Subdivision is cut off from rest of state since Friday. Including four national highway total 245 roads are snowbound in the state. Power transmission line are disrupted in 623 distribution Transformer Region in the state. According to state disaster Management authority spokesperson Sudesh Mokta about total 177 roads and two NH is blocked by snowfall in Lahaul-Spiti district including 48 in Udaipur 86 Lahaul and 43 in Spiti Subdivision. In Shimla District 110 roads and one NH, Kotkhai power supply is affected in 110 places . In Chamba 13 and Mandi and Kullu 10 and Ksngra two roads reported snowbound. Power supply is off in 311places in kullu district as 208 DTR are down in Mansli and 118 in Kullu.