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Upper Parts Of Hazara Receives 8 To 13 Inches Snow During Last 24 Hours

ABBOTTABAD: A new spell of snowfall on Wednesday covered the upper parts of the Hazara division where 8 to 13 inches of snow was recorded in Galyat, Thandiyani, Shogran, and Kaghan. According to the Galyat Development Authority (GDA) spokesperson, the new spell of snowfall had started late night continued till noon. GDA also issued an advisory for the tourists and locals to avoid unnecessary travel as the roads are slippery, the tourists are also advised to use chains on the tyres while driving in the snow and must keep a good stock of water, biscuits and dry fruits. Drive carefully with slow speed, keep a safe distance from other vehicles, avoid repeated use of breaks and contact GDA in case of an emergency. GDA has cleared the Galyat whereas district council cleaned the snow from Thandiyani road. In Shogran and Kaghan more than 6 inches snowfall was recorded while in the Naran and Babusar Top more than 1.5 feet snowfall was recorded. Metrological department has forecast mainly cold and dry weather die most parts of Hazara division for next 24 hours. However, rain/thunderstorm with snow over the hills is expected at isolated places.

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