Shimla: Higher altitudes in Himachal today experience snow while the mid and lower hills had scattered rains, dipping temperatures considerably, as the people mostly stayed indoors due to the cold wave sweeping the region.
With the forecast western disturbance approaching the state, the day opened to an overcast sky that darkened as the day advanced.
Heavy snow was reported on Rohtang, leaving Lahaul Valley snow bound across the pass and cutting of road links from rest of the country.
Heavy snowfall was also reported Kunzam, Saach and Chansel passes while it was moderate at Kalpa and Pooh in Kinnaur, Pin and Hangrang valley in Spiti and Pangi valley in Chamba.
Whereas Rohtang Pass received 40 cm of snow, in Kalpa it was 10 cms, in Pin valley of Spiti it was 10 to 15 cms and Chitkul, the last village in Sangla valley recorded 10 cms of snow.
Solang, Gulaba, Mari and Rani Nallah in Kullu valley experienced moderate snow fall since this morning and dark clouds overcast Manali and surrounding areas, raising hopes of heavy snowfall during the night.
Shimla received light rain showers through the day, while the tourist resorts of Kufri, Narkanda and Khara Pattar did experience a mild snowfall in the morning.
Tourists, who have thronged hill station were a excited lot as the met office has predicted snow in the days ahead.