Snowfall blocks roads, disrupts power, water supply in Himachal
Fresh snowfall in Himachal
Higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall while some other areas of the state received light rain on Monday, the meteorological department said.
Minimum temperatures increased by 3 to 4 degrees Celsius with Lahaul and Spiti district's administrative centre Keylong recording the lowest temperature at minus 11.3 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological Centre said.
Vehicle movement affected
After heavy snowfall in the state, as many as 609 roads including five national highways are still closed for vehicular movement.
The 2,031 electricity supply and 118 water supply schemes have also been disrupted due to heavy snowfall in the state.
MeT issues colour-coded alerts
The MeT Centre has forecast rain, snowfall in high, middle hills, and rain, thunderstorm in plains and low hills till January 19 with an orange warning issued for January 13 and yellow warning for January 16. The Met Office issues colour-coded warnings to alert people ahead of severe or hazardous weather that has the potential to cause damage, widespread disruption or danger to life. Orange is for weather conditions that have the capacity to impact people significantly, while yellow, the least dangerous of all-weather warnings, indicates the possibility of severe weather.