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Aruchal experiences snowfall

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, Jan 29: With the mercury level plummeting since last couple of days, several districts of Aruchal Pradesh have witnessed season’s first snowfall.

The state capital on Thursday witnessed the season’s first snowfall after a gap of over 15 years.

Snowcapped peak of the Dariya Hill was visible during the morning. The snowfall has brought delight to the denizens of the state capital.

It was a happy moment for the school going children and the denizens of the capital to witness snowfall, a new experience for them.

The parents accompanying their children were seen explaining about the snow peak mountain which they have never seen before.

With the mercury going sub-zero, several districts in Aruchal Pradesh witnessed the season’s first snowfall since the last couple of days bringing cheer to tourists and local people.

Tawang district bordering Chi witnessed heavy snowfall since Sunday while Sela Pass situated an altitude of 13,700 feet on the Bomdila-Tawang road, the lifeline of defence personnel travelling to the frontier, was covered with more than one feet of snow in the last three days, additiol deputy commissioner (ADC) Jang Dr D K Chutia said.

Bomdila, the district headquarters of West Kameng received moderate snowfall after a gap of over 12 years.

This year snowfall was also reported from Mechuka in West Siang district, Mayudia in Dibang Valley, Kibithu in Anjaw, Lemiking and Taksing in Upper Subansiri.

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