North Sikkim’s Lachung town experienced the first snowfall of the season on the intervening morning of Wednesday. The snowfall started around Morning 4 AM and continue till 7 am.
The town recorded around 2 ft of snow which was a blanket-covered vehicle, hotel, and colony. Many vehicles were also stuck in Lachung snowfall which was about to ply to Yumthang valley today due to snowfall.
“We are blessed to witness real snowfall,” Said Neha From Mumbai who is in Lachung wither her family Trip. A heavy rush of tourists was seen outside enjoying snowfall and photography while some were seen dancing outside the hotel. A Couple of tourists from south Kolkata said that they will extend one more day in Lachung after witnessing snowfall for the first time in their life.
Another tourist from Mumbai said that Lachung is capable of ‘mini Switzerland’. since they said they have also visited Switzerland. The snow would give a boost to the New Year season in the coming year.
According to Report from Lachung PS, the Power lines were also damaged in some areas due to the snowfall. There was no electricity in Lachung in last four days and the department is doing all their best to bring power supply. However, there are some reports of some damage caused due to inclement weather in Some parts of North Sikkim.
Meanwhile, the east district administration said they did not allow any vehicle to cross the Changu lake, baba mandir, and Nathula since the last few days due to heavy snowfall which make roads had become slippery, making it very risky. The Gurudongmar lake & Kala Patthar & Zero Point is also closed for the same since a few weeks ago.
According to the west district administration, there were reported snowfalls in various parts of West Sikkim.
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