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Stranded vehicles of tourists in snow in Dhundhi area of Kullu district near the South Portal of Atal Tunnel.
Stranded vehicles of tourists in snow in Dhundhi area of Kullu district near the South Portal of Atal Tunnel.

82 tourist vehicles stranded due to snowfall in Atal Tunnel rescued in Himachal

  • Officials say efforts are on to restore normal vehicular movement in the area in and around Atal Tunnel.

Kullu district police evacuated a total of 82 stranded tourist vehicles, stranded due to heavy snowfall, from the south portal area of Atal tunnel near Dhundhi in Kullu district on Sunday.

A night earlier, the team had rescued over 300 tourists from the region.

Raman Gharsangi, Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Manali had in a statement on Saturday said that efforts are being made to restore vehicular traffic and rescue stranded people.

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Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department on December 29 had issued a 'yellow' weather warning for heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh.

The department issued a 'yellow' weather warning of heavy snowfall in mid and high hills on January 5 and thunderstorm and lightning in plains and low hills from January 3 to 5.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

  • First Published Date : 04 Jan 2021, 08:53 AM IST