KARACHI: Situation has turned risky for travelers in Malam Jabba as vehicles have started slipping from tracks after snowfall piled up to 10 inches in the Swat’s picturesque area.
A Land Cruiser Prado can be seen, in the video, fallen off the track while travelling on the snow without adopting precautionary measures.
Baltistan Division, Azad Kashmir, Marri, Kalam and Shangla also received heavy snowfall, which has affected road network in the areas. While, different cities including Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Lahore experienced cloudburst.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain with snowfall over mountains is expected at isolated places in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during next twelve hours.
Cold and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country. Fog is likely to prevail in plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during morning and night hours.
Temperature of some major cities recorded on Wednesday morning is as follows: Islamabad and Peshawar four degree centigrade, Lahore eight, Karachi twelve, Quetta minus one, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad two and Murree minus two degree centigrade.
The Punjab government had last week announced to extend winter vacations in the province viewing the chilling cold weather. “The schools will remain closed from January 7 to 12 and will reopen on January 13,” read a notification issued by the Punjab School Education Department.
The move came after predictions of widespread rain and snowfall in Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Balochistan and other places in upper Sindh.