Continuous five days of rainfall and snow in Himachal Pradesh have blocked 646 roads, including National Highways disrupting routine. 

Himachal Pradesh experienced disruptions in normal life as fresh snowfall and rain blanketed the state, adding a picturesque layer to the landscape but causing inconvenience for residents. The unseasonal weather, characterized by heavy snowfall in higher altitudes and rain in lower regions, led to 646 road blockages, the breakdown of 1,416 power transformers, and traffic congestion on National Highways. 

Heavy snowfall has been reported in the districts of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla, and Chamba in the last two days. This might have come as a magical transformation yet posed a menace for tourists and locals alike. 

The heavy snow accumulation has posed challenges for local authorities in maintaining smooth vehicular movement and ensuring the safety of residents and tourists. Efforts are underway to clear roads and restore normalcy as quickly as possible.

Higher altitudes, including tourist destinations like Manali and Kufri, are also covered in thick layers of snow. While the lower regions experienced continuous rain, triggering concerns of landslides and disruptions in day-to-day activities. The sudden change in weather patterns caught many off guard, leading to disruptions in essential services. 

Authorities are working diligently to address the aftermath of the weather event, deploying snow-clearance machinery, restoring power lines, and coordinating rescue operations in affected areas. Residents and tourists are advised to exercise caution and stay updated on weather forecasts.

While the snowfall is a boon for tourism and the winter sports industry, the untimely weather fluctuations have underscored the need for robust contingency planning to mitigate the impact on residents and infrastructure. As Himachal Pradesh grapples with the aftermath of the fresh snow and rain, community resilience and swift administrative action are crucial in restoring normalcy and ensuring the safety of all residents and visitors.

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