Many parts of Himachal, including Manali, Shimla and Dalhousie, woke up to a thick layer of snow on Sunday, bringing cheer to tourists, hoteliers and local residents. The snowfall came as a blessing for fruit growers on the occasion of Lohri.
But, on the other hand, consistent snowfall also meant more hardships for the people there. Dozens of roads in Shimla, Kullu, Chamba and Lahaul are either blocked or partially blocked after the snowfall. Some places had no power supply. The Manali town and surrounding areas had no electricity till afternoon.
Although the day temperature was low, skies turned clear on Sunday morning and residents basked in the sun. But, late afternoon saw snow again in some parts of the state, including Manali.
Manali, Shimla and Dalhousie saw an influx of snow tourists, who were only happy to see snow. Read More
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