Heavy Snowfall In Neelum, Leepa Valleys Obstructs Linking Roads


Heavy snowfall in Neelum, Leepa valleys obstructs linking roads

ISLAMABAD, Jan 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 06th Jan, 2017 ) : 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.

Recent spell of snowfall along with intermittent rain has continued on fourth day in Azad Kashmir turning the weather cold, reported a private news channel. Mountains in Leepa and Neelum valleys were blanketed with white snow.

The linking routes have been blocked for every kind of traffic in area. 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. 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.

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