He said work to reopen roads was likely to be completed by Saturday evening.
Snow could be seen in large areas of Shimla like the Mall Road, Ridge, US Club and Jakhu Hills and would remian for a one-two days.
Manali, which saw a low of minus 5 degrees Celsius, experienced no snowfall along with its nearby popular skiing slopes Solang had mild spells of snow.
Shimla recorded a low of 0.8 degree Celsius, while it was minus 14 in Keylong, minus 7.2 in Kalpa and 3.4 in Dharamsala.
The Met Department said the western disturbances -- storm systems originating from Caspian Sea in the Central Asia and moving across the Afghanistan-Pakistan region -- receded from the region and dry weather would prevail in the next few days.
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