With a fresh spell of snowfall, the temperature in Kedarnath has dipped to the lowest of the season. The hill pilgrimage town registered a minimum of minus 15 degrees Celsius on Friday. Earlier, on 13 January this year, Kedarnath had recorded a minimum of minus 13 degrees Celsius.

With about 10 feet of snow, the town located in Rudarprayag district offers a challenging situation. With no electricity, mobile network and water supply, the reconstruction team and policemen presently staying in Kedarnath suspended outdoor activities to stay inside their room on Friday.

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Even the trek route from Gaurikund remains blocked due to heavy snowfall.

Kedarnath has received a heavier than usual snowfall this season. Locals say the snowfall situation is like it was in 2014. The reconstruction team is presently involved in construction of houses for priests, a safety wall, Sarswati river ghat and Sankarcharya Samadhi restoration work.