Heavy snowfall paralyzes life in Hazara division


Our Correspondent


Three days of continuous heavy snowfall in upper parts of Hazara division has paralyzed life and the people were forced to stuck at homes as mostly links roads were blocked due to heavy snowfall in the area. According to details, during three days Galiyat and Thandyani received up to 18 inches of snow where most of the roads were blocked, Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) claimed that the main Murree road from Abbottabad to Murree was cleared for traffic but the link roads were still blocked.
For the last two days, residents of Galiyat, Thandyani, Kaghan and Naran were also facing electricity breakdown where electricity poles and overhead transmission lines were broken due to heavy snowfall. Up till now, Naran received more than 4 feet snow, Kaghan 3 feet, Shogran 2 feet snow while Mansehra Naran Jalkhad road was closed for all sorts of traffic from Naran and onward. Another tourist attraction Chattar plain in district Mansehra also received the first snowfall of the season which was recorded up to 2 feet. In Kaghan and Naran all connecting roads were blocked by the heavy snowfall where continuous snowfall and rain paralyzed life as most of the villages in Naran received more than 4 feet of snow. Temperatures were dropped to -6 in Naran and Kaghan valley. Although KP Highways Authority (KPHA), C&W and GDA heavy machinery and officials are working in Galiyat to keep the main Murree road.

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