Hundreds of villages in India without power.
Heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh has left 10,000 vehicles stranded across the state as most roads are closed.
People reeling under shortage of essential commodities in many places.
This was published on Jan 21, 2013, but I somehow missed it.
SHIMLA: Apart from national highways, around 185 roads are blocked due to snowfall.
Tourists heading for Manali to enjoy snow were forced to walk from Patlikuhl, some 20km (12 miles) because Kullu-Manali highway is still closed, a government official said. The local administrations have not been able to clear the snow till Sunday evening from roads in the tourist towns of Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie.
With blocked roads bringing traffic to a standstill, people are reeling under shortage of essential commodities in many places.
Snapped power lines are still to be restored fully after the snowing. In the snowbound districts of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba, Kullu and Shimla, hundreds of villages are still plunged in darkness.
Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link