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Heavy snowfall has been reported from Lachen and Lachung areas of North Sikkim
Heavy snowfall has been reported from Lachen and Lachung areas of North Sikkim|EastMojo image

IN PHOTOS: Fresh snowfall in upper reaches of North Sikkim

Higher altitude regions of the Himalayan state including Lachung & Lachen receive heavy snowfall; road between Lachung & Yumthang, Lachen & Gurudongmar blocked

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Credits: EastMojo image

Gangtok: Higher-altitude regions of Sikkim including Lachung and Lachen in North Sikkim have been receiving heavy snowfall since Friday night.

Reportedly, the roads between Lachung and Yumthang and Lachen and Gurudongmar have been blocked due to snow blockade.

Meanwhile, Gangtok recorded its lowest temperature (5.4 degrees Celsius) during post monsoon season (Oct-Dec 2019) on Saturday.

According to Met department, light to moderate rainfall occurred at most places over Sikkim.

The most amount of rainfall (in cm) was observed during last 24 hours in the state with Sankalan receiving 3 cm; Mangan and Chungthang with 2 cm each; Gangtok, Tadong, Pakyong, Damthang and Dentam with 1 cm each.

Light rainfall / snowfall at higher altitudes over Sikkim is very likely to continue during the next 24 hours, said Met department sources.

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Yaks at a farm near Lachen in North Sikkim
Credits: Pic: Passang Bhutia
Yaks at a farm near Lachen in North Sikkim
Yak Farm in North Sikkim
Yak Farm in North Sikkim
Pic: Passang Bhutia