Fresh snowfall, blizzard, rain cripple life in HP

Shimla: Fresh spell of snowfall, blizzard, rain and windstorm crippled normal life in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.
Vehicular traffic, power and communication services were affected by the inclement weather in many places in the state.
All places near Shimla recorded incessant rainfall, plummeting the Mercury below subzero.
In Takoon Gram Panchayat of Kumersen, power supply was snapped by snowfall and windstorm.
Tourist resort Kufri, Narkanda, Fagu, Shimla were recording snowfall since last night, bringing down the mercury below subzero. Kufri and Narkanda recorded seven to eight cm snowfall.
Shimla SP Om Pati Jamwal said that Hindustan Tibet National Highway was closed at Kufri-Fagu, Narkanda and vehicles were not plying on the highway since early this morning.
Similarly, Kharapather and Khirki recorded 10 to 15 cm snowfall, blocking all roads leading to Jubbal, Kotkhai, Chopal and Rohru in the district.
This capital town had rain, windstorm and frequent spell of snowfall since last night. Jakhu peak wore a blanket of snow in the town.