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Severe cold wave prevails in Uttarakhand

PTI Dehradun | Updated on January 18, 2014

An intense cold wave left people shivering across Uttarakhand today with heavy snowfall lashing the higher reaches and incessant rains in the plains.

Mussoorie received about eight inches of snow till 11 am with hordes of tourists thronging places like Lal Tibba, Gunhill, Dhanolti, Chakrata and Surkanda in its immediate neighbourhood to enjoy the sudden change of weather, the MeT office said.

The Mall road in Mussoorie remained choc—a—bloc with tourists throughout the day.

Mukteshwar, Auli and Gursaun also received heavy snowfall coming under 4 inches of snow by this evening, the weatherman said.

Places like Joshimath in Chamoli district also lay under a thick sheet of snow.

Heavy snowfall in the hills brought rains to the plains with most places like Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Rudrapur receiving incessant showers.

A light drizzle which began late last night in Dehradun continued throughout the day today forcing people to remain indoors.

Published on January 18, 2014

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