At least 800 vehicles stranded in Muzaffarabad due to heavy snowfall

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CHITRAL: A view of snow covered mountains and trees after heavy fall in the area. APP

ABBOTTABAD/AZAD KASHMIR: A spell of heavy snowfall and rainfall paralysed parts of Azad Kashmir, Nathia Gali in Abbottabad, and Galyat stranding hundreds of cars and tourists.

At least 800 stranded vehicles have formed long lines on roads blocked by piles of snow.

Heavy downpour and snowfall blocked land routes to Islamabad from four districts of Azad Kashmir.

Stranded tourists, including women and children, appealed to the authorities to provide urgent rescue service.

Cold, dry weather expected in most parts of country

According to the MET, more rain and thunderstorm (with snowfall over the hills) are expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Zhob divisions, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in the next forty-eight hours.

In the last twenty-four hours, snowfall recorded in three inches in Malamjabba, one inch in Murree and Rawalakot, half-foot in Kalam and Parachinar, while three inches of snowfall was recorded in Ziarat.

On Sunday, rainfall in Chirat was recorded at 56 millimetres, while 46 millimetres and 39 millimetres of rain was recorded in Malam Jabba and Dir.

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