After a gap of two years the tourist town of Nainital in Uttarakhand experienced a flurry of white also heavy snowfall which has paralysed Kashmir today had in its grip Himachal Pradesh too.
The first heavy snowfall of the season in Shimla and Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh disrupted traffic, telecommunication links and supply of power and water while a large number of tourists were stranded.
All northern India has Cold conditions with sharp decrease in temperature in Shimla to 0.2 degrees.
Farmers became happy with snowfalls and rains as the wet weather is good for the Rabi crops and apple growers in the hill states .
Due to heavy snowfall in many areas over the past four days Kashmir Valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day.
Srinagar-Jammu National Highway remained closed for the second consecutive day due to heavy snowfall and landslides.
In Uttarakhand, a number of places located above 2000 metres in both Kumaon and Garhwal regions received fresh snow including Nainital and Mussoorie while it has rained in most places in the plains, state MeT Director Vikram Singh told PTI.