Cold wave condition intensifies in several parts of North India


Cold wave conditions continue to sweep several parts of North India.

In Himachal Pradesh, fresh snowfall was reported in middle and higher reaches of the state today. Most of the hilly region of the state, including Shimla, received snowfall.

GULMARG, JAN 12 (UNI) Tourists enjoying  gondola ride at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg, about  55 kms north Srinagr on Saturday after a fresh spell of snowfall. UNI PHOTO-84U

The recent snowfall and rain has further intensified the cold condition in the state. Most areas of upper and middle hills of the state witnesses snowfall where as plain and low hills experienced rain.

Reports of fresh snowfall have been received from Kullu, Manali, Kinnaur and Lahaul Spiti. In State capital Shimla and its surrounding area Kufri, Naldehra and Narkanda also experienced snowfall.

In tribal district Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur, Electricity supply has been snapped at many places due to heavy snow. Circuit roads connecting villages in upper reaches of the State have also been disrupted following snowfall.

According to weather department snowfall is likely to occur at isolated places of upper reaches during next 24 hours.

There was intermittent light snowfall in most parts of Kashmir last night, but clouds made way for the sun this morning.