The Lahaul valley was cut off from the rest of the cities in Himachal Pradesh following a heavy snowfall today. It is snowing heavily since morning and the snow near the Atal Tunnel at Solang Valley was recorded above 90 cm till evening.
Atal Tunnel and its surrounding areas like the Solang valley, Sissu and Koksar also received heavy snow. Traffic in the valley came to a halt. The region was under the grip of severe cold and the temperature was below zero degrees.
The district administration issued an advisory for the public as well as tourists to avoid traveling to Lahaul.
The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment, Manali, has issued a warning of avalanche in the next 24 hours on the Manali-Leh axis at Kalath, Nehru Kund, Kulang, Palchan, Kothi in Kullu, Tandi, Keylong, Darcha, Patsio, north and south portals of Atal Tunnel.
In Kullu, Manali, Banjar and Anni received snow, disrupting the power supply in rural areas and blocking 41 roads.