Cold tightens grip in U''khand

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Dehra Dun, Jan 15 (PTI) Cold tightened its grip today inUttarakhand with the higher reaches receiving heavy snowfall,while rainfall coupled with hailstorm lashing the plains.

There was heavy snowfall in Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayasincluding Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Auli,Nandadevi, Munsyari and Dharchula.

Rainfall coupled with hailstorm in lower hills and plainareas intensified the cold conditions in the state.

The state capital Dehra Dun, which also receivedhailstorm followed by rainfall, recorded a maximum temperatureof 14 degree C, four notches below normal.

Meanwhile, six members of a family were injured in alightning at Gairsain area in Chamoli district.

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