Heavy spell of snowfall in Neelum, Leepa valleys obstructs linking roads

AZAD KASHMIR (Sarzameen News) – The roads heading to Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Neelum and Leepa valleys have been blocked due to ongoing heavy snowfall in upper parts of the country.

The spell of snowfall along with intermittent rain has continued on fourth day in Azad Kashmir turning the weather cold.

Mountains in Leepa and Neelum valleys are enveloped in white snow. The linking routes have been blocked for every kind of traffic in area.

Meanwhile, people from all parts of country have started arriving in Murree, Abbottabad and Swat to enjoy chilly weather.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), over six feet snowfall was recorded in Neelum Valley’s Keel Sector whereas eight to ten feet was observed on hills.

On the other hand, rain-thunderstorm is expected at the scattered places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha divisions, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Quetta during next 24 hours.

The Met Office has also predicted snowfall over the hills in Malakand, Hazara, Galyat and Kashmir during the next 24 hours.

Mostly cold and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country. Foggy conditions are likely to continue over plain areas of Punjab and Sindh during night and morning hours.

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