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Several roads including NH-5 blocked after fresh snowfall in Himachal

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Shimla:  Several roads, including National Highway 5, have been blocked in Himachal Pradesh as places such as Kufri, Narkanda, Kinnaur and Kharapathar witnessed a fresh overnight snowfall and other parts of the state including Shimla received rains, officials said on Thursday.

The Shipki La national highway (NH-5) connecting Firozpur in Punjab to the Sino-Indian border at Shipki La was blocked in Kinnaur district as a glacier occurred at Rali village in Kalpa tehsil following the fresh snowfall.

Traffic in Narkanda and Kharapathar has also been blocked.

Shimla, the state capital, witnessed rains throughout the night.

The coldwave in the state has intensified after the fresh rain and snowfall as the temperatures decreased by some notches.

The sky will remain largely cloudy in most parts of the state. The meteorological department has issued an orange warning of rains and snowfall for Thursday.

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