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Coldwave conditions in HP after snow and rain

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Shimla, Apr 18 (UNI) Coldwave conditions revived in the tribal districts of Kinnuar, Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba and Kullu in Himachal Pradesh after receiving fresh spell of mild snowfall, while the lower areas of these districts were lashed by light showers during the last 24 hrs.

Keylong, the district headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti, and other higher hills received about four inches of snowfall, while lower areas received light showers last night.

Official sources said Sisu in the district had till now recorded about two feet of snowfall during the last four days.

Baralacha Pass and Lady of Keylong and other mountain peaks, Petsio and Kibber village, the highest village of the world situated at an altitude of 16,000 feet, were also experiencing snowfall in the district.

The 13,050 feet-high Rohtang Pass and Manali-Leh road continued to remain closed for vehicular traffic after receiving heavy snowfall during the last four days and Border Road Organisation (BRO) officials said the Pass would now only be opened by the first week of May.

Reckong Peo in Kinnuar district also experienced mild snowfall last night and early today, plummeting day and night temperatures in the district.

Power supply, which was disrupted in the district yesterday after heavy snowfall, was restored in few areas, while efforts were on provide power to the rest of the district soon, a senior district official, on condition of anonymity said.

However, traffic on state and other roads in Lahaul-Spiti district remained disrupted for the second day today due to fresh snowfall snowfall and the district administration has cautioned people not to venture out for the next few days due to fear of avalanches.

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