North India shivering, Cold wave kills 2 in Himachal Pradesh
Two residents of Patlikhul in Manali subdivision of Himachal Pradesh were found dead near Gramphu, 62 km from Manali, as their vehicle got stuck in snow.
Minimum temperatures dropped in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Meanwhile, snowfall in Kashmir and Uttarakhand cheered the tourism industry. Also, the winter rains made farmers in the area glee.
The weather affected flight and train services and after many areas received about one-foot of snowfall on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the route was closed with the authorities allowing movement of only the stranded vehicles.
Kargil is shivering with its temperature fallen beyond zero degree. Kargil- Srinagar road, the only road link of Kargil has also been closed.
In Himachal Pradesh, the weather man has forecasted snow fall and dry spell in the coming days. Kalpa was recorded coldest with minimum temperature minus 5.4 degree Celsius.
Across Haryana, temperature fell by 2 degree Celsius in the past 24 hours and Hisar remained coldest with a minimum of 8.1 degree Celsius. While the sudden fall in the temperature and foggy conditions hit normal life across the state, the same however, benefited the standing crops.