H. P: Kinnaur receives snowfall, schools closed

Shimla: Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district is covered with snow due to a drop in temperatures on Wednesday.

The roofs of houses, the cars on roads, trees and shrubs are all covered in a blanket of fresh, white snow in sub-zero temperatures.

Due to the freezing conditions, schools in Kalpa and Pooh blocks of the district of Himachal Pradesh have been closed.

“Due to heavy snowfall in Kinnaur, schools will remain closed today in Kalpa and Pooh blocks of the district,” said Gopal Chand, Deputy Commissioner, Kinnaur .

The temperatures in these two districts are likely to be in the range of -1 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius for the next two days, predicted India Meteorological Department .
A yellow weather warning was also issued last week for heavy rain and snowfall in eight districts, Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Kinnaur, and Lahaul-Spiti.