Siliguri: Vacationer automobiles had been stranded in a number of areas resulting from heavy snowfall in West Bengal’s Darjeeling and neighboring Sikkim early Wednesday. The snowfall is predicted to draw extra vacationers to the hills, however locals in Sikkim’s excessive altitude areas reminiscent of Lachung have urged them to keep away from visiting the area till the climate improves.
Regular life got here to a standstill resulting from snowfall in some components of Sikkim as electrical energy and cell networks had been reduce. The military had earlier on Sunday rescued over 1,000 vacationers stranded close to the India-China border in East Sikkim.
“The climate was scorching in Lachung until Tuesday night. the climate instantly modified and [the temperature] fell beneath zero [degrees Celsius], leading to heavy snowfall since early Wednesday. It should undoubtedly entice extra vacationers,” stated Bikash Tamang, a driver who ferrying vacationers.
Residents stated roads resulting in vacationer locations reminiscent of Nathu La, Gurudongmar, Yumthang and Tsomgo Lake are lined with snow and have turn out to be slippery and harmful to drive.
The temperature in West Bengal’s highest level Sandakphu dipped beneath zero levels Celsius. “One of the crucial well-liked locations in Darjeeling to observe the dawn is snowfall at locations like Tiger Hill and Mount Kansendzonga. However Wednesday’s snowfall was heavy. Thupden Lama, a resident of Ghoom Jorebungalo, about 9 km from Darjeeling, stated, “Your entire Tiger Hill is roofed in a blanket of ice.”
Siliguri resident Supratim Bose stated that he and his mates left for Tiger Hill, 70 km away, after studying concerning the snowfall on Wednesday.
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