Shimla: Most parts of Himachal Pradesh received rain and snow on Sunday due to which cold conditions intensified in the state, while 731 roads in the snowbound areas were blocked.
In Shimla, due to snowfall, a pregnant lady was stuck on the road and a police team rescued her and rushed her to the hospital.
In all, 289 roads were blocked in Shimla and 182 roads in Lahaul-Spiti. There seems to be no respite from cold conditions as more rain and snow has been predicted for Monday and Tuesday.
The vehicle carrying the pregnant woman had gotten stuck in the middle of the road in the snow. Police took the woman in their vehicle to Kamla Nehru Hospital in Shimla. The woman, Shivangi of Ganu village in Shimla district, was being taken to the hospital by her family when their car got stuck near Tarapur in Mashobra on Sunday morning.
The family contacted the police, following which a team arrived in a four-by-four vehicle.
Roads leading to upper Shimla area were blocked due to snowfall. According to police, it has been snowing heavily since Saturday afternoon. Apart from Shimla, roads leading to upper areas are completely closed. The work of cleaning roads is being done by NHAI, PWD and Shimla MC, but the incessant snowfall is hampering relief work.
Along with Dhauladhar ranges of Kangra Valley, snowfall was witnessed in other low-lying areas, including Naddi, McLeod Ganj, Bhagsunag, Dharamkot, Khadota, Indrunag, Chohla in Dharamsala and surrounding areas. Snowfall was also reported from some areas of Sirmaur district.