The popular resort town of Manali in the Kullu valley is already under over three feet of snow but is cut off from the rest of the country . The town is without electricity due to snapping of power cables .
The Hindustan Tibet highway is also blocked due to heavy snowfall in the ski resorts of Kufri and Narkanda .
It has also snowed in Chail near Shimla and in Dalhousie in the Chamba valley .
The snowfall was moderate in Shimla where traffic was not able to ply at most places due to slippery conditions. Office goers were seen trudging back home .
Shimla had a high of 3 degrees celsius and a minimum of 0 C Friday .
The snowfall was heavy once again in the sprawling tribal belt of Lahaul , Spiti , Kinnaur , Pangi , Dodra Kwar , all these areas remain cut off from the rest of the world .
Farmers in the state are thrilled by the snowfall in the mid and higher hills and rain the lower hills . A lot of farming activity had been affected due to the prolonged dry spell .