The capital city of Himachal Pradesh Valley woke up to a white carpet of snow as it received heavy snowfall this season, causing blockade of highways and affecting commuting for the locals.

Light snowfall started around 9.15 pm at Mall Road, Jakhu, Chhota Shimla, and other areas of the city. The snowfall brought cheers on the faces of tourists and hoteliers alike.

Following the heavy spell of snow, Shimla Police issued an advisory saying all roads in upper Shimla are blocked due to snowfall and roads in Shimla city are slippery.

Shimla Superintendent of Police Mohit Chawla said that roads in upper areas of the districts including Kharapathar, Narkanda, Fagu, Khidki and Chambi were blocked due to snowfall.

“Roads in the Dhalli, Mashobra, Sanjauli, Lakkar Bazar, Navbahar and Chhota Shimla suburbs of Shimla town are slippery. People should plan their visit accordingly,” he said.

The temperature of the state is likely to fall in the coming days.

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