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71 roads blocked by snowfall in State

Due to snowfall in the mountainous regions, about 71 roads including the national highways to Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are blocked to traffic. While national highway 107 to Kedarnath is open, three rural motor roads are blocked due to snowfall in Rudraprayag district. In Uttarkashi district, NH 108 to Gangotri is blocked due to snowfall ahead of Sukhi Top while NH 94 is also blocked due to snowfall ahead of Radi Top. Twenty four rural motor roads are blocked in the district apart from which power supply was also disrupted in Gangotri, Yamunotri, Harshil and Gangnani areas due to snowfall. In Chamoli district the NH 58 to Badrinath is blocked due to snow apart from which six rural motor roads were blocked in the district. Power supply to 28 villages was also disrupted due to snowfall. Four rural motor roads were blocked due to the snow in Tehri district while power supply was disrupted in Chamba and Dhanaulti areas. In the Pithoragarh district, two rural motor roads were blocked due to snow with power supply and potable water through two lines disrupted in Munsyari Tehsil. Work is underway to clear the blocked roads and resume power and water supply. Saturday, 26 January 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

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