Srinagar/Chandigarh/Shimla: Many parts of the country have experienced bitter cold. Rain accompanied by snowfall occurred at several places in the Jammu and Kashmir Valley, while Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Light showers lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana.
The Kashmir Valley has been cut off from the rest of the country due to bad weather. 200 roads in Himachal have been closed for traffic. Air traffic has also been stopped.