Cold wave intensifies, heavy snowfall in Himachal, Jammu

New Delhi: Heavy snowfall paralysed normal life in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The Kashmir Valley remained cut off from the rest of the country as snowfall blocked the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and delayed all scheduled flights to the Valley.

In Himachal Pradesh, the key tourist resort of Manali and other higher mountains in Kullu are experiencing the heaviest snowfall of the season while mid and high hills of Himachal Pradesh were hit by intermittent moderate snowfall.

In Uttarakhand, more than 100 villages have been covered with snow in Garhwal region. In remote areas many link roads have been blocked following the snowfall and rain. Supply of essential commodities has also been affected in far-flung areas of the state. Power supply has been also affected in many parts of the state.