Rain, snowfall add to chill across country

Rain, snowfall, chill, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
21 Jan, 2019 10:40 am

LAHORE (92 News) – Rain and snowfall made the weather more chilly in several cities of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A fresh spell of rain lashed Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Kasur. Islamabad also received drizzle, adding to the chill.

On the other hand, mountainous areas, including Murree, Mansehra, Shogran, Balakot, Ziarat and Upper Dir received snowfall. Tourists were trapped due to blockage of roads.

Locals said that they were facing numerous problems due to blockage roads. They also complained about electricity supply suspension for last two days.

After the rain, power supply system collapsed in Lahore and Karachi. Hundreds of feeders tripped in both cities, depriving the people of power supply. Traffic flow was disrupted due to accumulation of rainwater on several roads. Citizens said that a sewerage line was laid a month ago, which collapsed due to substandard material. In Karachi, a hole appeared in a road in Liaquatabad area.

According to Met office, about two feet of snow was received in upper parts. In Battagram district, the upper parts received snowfall, blocking roads. All the roads in Allai tehsil were blocked due to snowfall.

In Swat district, fresh spell of snowfall in the mountains and rain in the plains dropped the mercury to minus 6 in Kalam, Utror, Gabral, Ushu, Matiltan, Malam Jabba and other hilly parts.

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