Manali gets heavy snowfall; avalanches, blizzard feared

SHIMLA- The picturesque tourist resort Manali Wednesday evening saw heavy spells of snow, while this town just got snowflakes.The state government has sounded an alert for snow avalanches or a blizzard in the higher reaches. The high hills in Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla and Chamba districts have been experiencing moderate to heavy snowfall.The Centre for Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment in Manali has warned that an avalanche could be triggered in the areas located at an altitude above 2,500 metres. ~ IANS

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