New Delhi: As heavy snowfall continued, over 1000 tourist vehicles were left stranded between Palchan and Solang Valley. As per updates, the tourists are stranded since 3 PM when vehicles started skidding on the snow-covered roads. The development comes after the Palchan-Solang stretch along the Manali-Leh highway got covered with 8 cm to 15 cm of snow. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh Panchayat Samiti, Zila Parishad Election 2021: Counting Continues as Results Partly Declared
However, police officials to a news portal confirmed that the situation is under control and there is no loss of life. Police also stated that the traffic jam was witnessed because of the slippery road. Also Read - Schools in Himachal Pradesh to Reopen From Feb 1, Face Mask Must For Students | Guidelines Here
Last week, over 500 tourists were stranded in Manali due to heavy snowfall on the road between South Portal of Atal Tunnel and Solang Nalla. Also Read - Viral Leopard Video From Himachal Captures 'Human Behaviour'
Several high reaches in Himachal Pradesh received snowfall while other parts of the state witnessed rains in the last 24 hours, the Meteorological Department said on Wednesday.
Kalpa received 71 cm snowfall in the last 24 hours, followed by Keylong 20 cm and Kufri 12 cm. Ghumarwin recorded 46 mm rainfall, Manali 43 mm, Dalhousie 38 mm, Shimla 17.5 mm and Mandi 11.5 mm.
Meanwhile, the MeT Department has issued yellow warning of dense fog at plains and low hills of the state from January 7 to 9. The tribal Lahaul and Spiti’s administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state at minus 2.6 degrees Celsius.
Minimum temperatures in Manali, Kufri and Dalhousie were recorded at 0.2, 1.4 and 2.8 degrees Celsius, respectively. Shimla registered a low of 4.5 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature in the state was recorded in Bilaspur at 20.5 degrees Celsius.