ABBOTTABAD/MANSEHRA: Heavy snowfall of the present winter season has affected routine life in Abbottabad metropolis the place temperature has dropped beneath the freezing level.
At the very least two ft snow has been reported in Nathiagali, Ayubia, Changlagali, Dongagali, Baragali and Thandiyani whereas two to a few ft snow has been recorded within the higher hilly areas of Galiyat. The snowfall that began late Friday continued until Saturday night. Abbottabad-Murree highway and a few hyperlink roads within the district have been closed for visitors.
Galiyat Growth Authority spokesman Ahsan Hameed said that the roads in Galiyat had been closed whereas Abbottabad-Murree highway was additionally blocked as a result of heavy snowfall at Baragali and onward in Murree and Ayubia. He stated a variety of automobiles, which have been caught in Galiyat, have been rescued to succeed in their locations after hectic efforts by the GDA authorities. Snow eradicating equipment of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Freeway Authority and GDA is on standby at Baragali the place engineering employees will begin their operation after a break in snowfall. It was learnt that tons of of automobiles have been caught up at Karla Mor at Galiyat and police with the assistance of locals have been attempting to rescue the automobiles. It was additionally learnt that out of 56km portion of Abbottabad-Murree route, 34km has been blanketed by snow.
MANSEHRA: Karakoram Freeway (KKH) remained blocked for a number of hours in Chaterplain space of the district because the rout was slippery and never match to be used on Saturday. The passengers travelling between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan remained caught at KKH from morning until afternoon in lengthy queues on each side of the highway.
The rain and snowfall lashed higher elements of Hazara division on second consecutive day. The valleys and mountainous elements of the division remained minimize off from different elements due to snowfall and blockade of roads. The mercury remained beneath the freezing level from minus 1 to minus 7 Celsius, including to the already chilly climate. The plains Mansehra, Torghar, Higher Kohistan, Decrease Kohistan and Kolai-Palas obtained heavy rains the whole day.
MINGORA: The winter rain spell and snowfall within the mountainous vacationer areas of scenic Swat valley continued throughout the district for the second consecutive day on Saturday. The winter chill additional elevated after persistent snowfall coated a number of vacationer spots, together with Kalam, Malam Jabba, Miandam, Madyan, Bahrain and adjoining areas with a white blanket of snow. Nearly all of the mountainous areas in Swat, Shangla, Buner, Higher Dir, Decrease Dir and Chitral districts of Malakand division obtained heavy rains and snowfall that turned the climate chilly. Moreover mountainous areas, some plain areas in Swat district additionally obtained snowfall, heralding an insufferable chilly within the area to expertise by the inhabitants. The native individuals opted for woollies and heat garments and stayed indoors as a result of extreme chilly climate. No rush might be seen within the bazaars and markets, which badly affected companies. Then again, the vacationers from throughout the nation continued to throng the scenic locations to take pleasure in snowfall and chilly climate in Swat valley. The serene spots in higher elements of the valley, together with Kalam, Malam Jabba, Miandam, Madyan, Bahrain and adjoining areas have been seen clad in snow that attracted the vacationers in massive numbers.
DIR: The higher elements of Dir together with Kumrat, Thall, Lowari High, Doog Dara , Barawal and others areas obtained snowfall. The rain and snowfall began between Friday and Saturday night time. The mountainous areas, together with Thall, Kumrat, Barawal, Doog Dara, Lowari High and others locations obtained snowfall. In keeping with native individuals, the Lowari High obtained two ft of snow.
Nevertheless, Kumrat, Thall, Barawal, Doog Dara, Hatan and Usheri Dara obtained one ft snow. The Lowari Tunnel Highway has been closed due heavy snowfall since Saturday morning.