With a contemporary spell of snowfall, the Char Dham shrines and hilly areas of Uttarakhand have been lined in a white blanket of snow on Tuesday.
The Badrinath shrine in Chamoli district witnessed snowfall for nearly your complete day on Tuesday with over one toes of snow being collected by night.
The India Meteorological Division had issued an orange alert predicting heavy snowfall in districts like Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Pithoragarh.
In Uttarkashi district, snowfall began late on Monday evening and continued until Tuesday within the excessive altitude areas, affecting regular life in areas like Harsil Valley, Gith Patti, Mori block, amongst different areas.
Within the district, eight villages of Harsil Valley together with Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines have been utterly lined with snow by Tuesday night.
Devendra Patwal, catastrophe administration officer, Uttarkashi district, mentioned that each one departments, particularly the highway and transport division are on alert in view of the snowfall and details about issues attributable to snowfall is being sought.
The MeT division on Tuesday predicted that average to dense fog is more likely to happen in some elements of the plains particularly in Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar from January 6-9. It additional predicted that gentle to average rainfall or snowfall is more likely to happen at many locations within the state on Wednesday. Snowfall is more likely to happen at locations with a top of 1600 metres and above in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Pithoragarh districts, and at locations with a top of 2000 metres and above in remaining districts of Uttarakhand.