More snowfall in Himachal, Manali deep under snow

Till noon Monday the accumulated snowfall in Manali is around 36 inches(3 feet) residents told the Hill Post by phone .
Peaks around Manali get fresh snow cover

Shimla : A blizzard hit Manali dumping heavy snowfall in this popular resort town Monday , cutting off the hill station from the rest of the country for the second day .

Till Monday evening the accumulated snowfall in Manali is around 48 inches(4 feet) residents told the Hill Post by phone .

Life is completely paralysed here with people confined to their homes . The snowfall is even heavier towards the Solang slopes overlooking the town . The town is shivering without electricity.

The state capital Shimla also recorded light snowfall and sleet , the town was lashed by icy winds for much of the day .

The ski resorts of Kufri and Narkanda have received fresh snowfall blocking the hindustan tibet road .

The tribal belt of Kinnuar , Lahaul , Spiti, Pangi and Dodra Kwar received yet another spell of heavy snowfall .

This high mountain frozen region remains cut of from the rest of the country since December .

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