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Hundreds of vehicles stranded as snowfall wraps Sikkim’s Tsomgo Lake

Around 1,200 tourists and 275 tourist vehicles are currently stuck in Sikkim owing to inclement weather, as per sources from the State Police. Vehicles ferrying tourists were stranded in Tsomgo

Around 1,200 tourists and 275 tourist vehicles are currently stuck in Sikkim owing to inclement weather, as per sources from the State Police.

Vehicles ferrying tourists were stranded in Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir, Sikkim’s prime travel attractions, due to snow on Saturday.

The passengers were given shelter at Army camps in the area.

North and East Sikkim witnessed the season’s first snowfall in the afternoon, much earlier as compared to last year.

Mercury in North Sikkim dipped to 2 degrees Celsius, Met officials said.

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The snow has given the Himalayan state hope of getting more tourists.

Opening its doors after the Covid-induced lockdowns, Sikkim has been receiving a good number of visitors on an average every day, tour operators said.

Meanwhile, from today onwards, no permits will be issued for Changu and beyond Yumthang till the situation normalises.

Authorities will not be issuing any permit given the heavy snowfall that caused a connectivity issue in the area.

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First Published: 26th December, 2021 9:37 IST

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