Heavy snowfall in northern areas disrupts communication

Areas have experienced at least 10 inches of snowfall in the last few days


News Desk December 20, 2017
Northern areas have experienced at least 10 inches of snowfall in the last day PHOTO: APP

Steady snow and rainfall in the country's northern areas have led to road blockages and disruption in communication, Express News reported.

All districts of Gilgit, Ghizer, Hunza, Skardu and Baltistan divisions have experienced snowfall due to which land communication for the next 5-6 months will be suspended, causing distress to local residents. Since last night, these areas have experienced at least 10 inches of snowfall and a further drop in temperature.

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According to the MET office, the lowest temperature will be recorded in Malam Jabba with temperatures dropping to -6°C. The recorded temperature in Chitral, Parachinar and Kalam is -3°C.

Balochistan is expected to experience a low temperature of -3°C today and in the next 24 hours different areas of Balochistan are expected to receive rainfall.

Khuzdar is expected to receive 21 millimetre (mm) rain, Ormara 18 mm, Lasbela 17 mm, Jewani 7 mm, Gwadar 6 mm and Pasni 3 mm.

Balakot has also begun experiencing rainfall, due to which temperatures have dropped in the area.

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