Snowfall for tourists who came to enjoy snow in Dhanaulti, Suvakholi, Buranshkhand and Kadkhuhal, became frustrated shortly after. Due to snow, due to the closure of the road between Dhanaulti-Suvakholi, hundreds of tourists were trapped in Suvakholi, Buranshkhand, Dhanaulti. A tourist stranded in Suvakholi reported to the Disaster Control Room located in Dehradun that he was stranded through Whatsapp messages. After this, the district administration of Doon left the SDRF team. Tehri district administration has left JCB on behalf of people in Dhanaulti stranded in the snow: The problem of trapping in snowfall caused more trouble to those families who had children with them. The families sitting in the snow trapped vehicles did not get anything to eat. Tourists returning to the safe place by leaving the vehicle: Until late evening when snow stopped and many tourists left their vehicles on the streets and walked to Mussoorie on foot. People said that many vehicles slipped and collided with the road side barriers.
Tourists prevented from visiting Mussoorie
After the notification of thousands of tourists being trapped in Mussoorie and later in the afternoon, police started blocking tourists in Kuthalgate in Mussoorie diversion. After heavy snowfall, the SSP instructed the Rajpur police station to stop the vehicles going to Mussoorie. Police stopped vehicles for about two hours.
More snow expected
The Meteorological Department issued heavy snow warning around Mussoorie and nearby. After this, hundreds of people from Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, West UP, Dehradun started arriving on Tuesday morning and thereafter they were approaching Dhanaulti. By the afternoon the snow was light. But after the blizzard increased, the vehicles were trapped in their place. Till now Mussoorie has received 15 cm of snow which is a record in the previous 5 years. It did not snow in 2015 and 2017.
Due to heavy snowfall on the Dhanaulti Tehri motorway, the vehicles were stranded for several kilometers. A large number of tourists reached the distance of 15-16 Km away from Mussoorie byfoot after parking vehicles on the road. Some tourists took shelter in nearby hotels on the Dhanaulti route.Thousands of local people and tourists are stranded from 11 am to evening.