Ziarat receives first snowfall

Published December 6, 2021
Snowfall was also reported in Toba Achakzai and some other areas in northern Balochistan which dropped the mercury and increased cold waves. — Dawn/File
Snowfall was also reported in Toba Achakzai and some other areas in northern Balochistan which dropped the mercury and increased cold waves. — Dawn/File

QUETTA: Traffic on Sanjavi-Kan Mehtarzai highway was suspended after the first snowfall of the current winter season in Ziarat valley and nearby areas on Sunday.

The snowfall started last night and continued throughout the day with intervals which blocked the roads linking Ziarat with Sanjavi and Kan Mehtarzai areas.

Snowfall was also reported in Toba Achakzai and some other areas in northern Balochistan which dropped the mercury and increased cold waves. Quetta, Pishin, Qila Abdullah, Khanozai and Muslim Bagh received light rain.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority and the road and building department sent bulldozers and other machinery to remove snow from the roads and restore traffic.

According to the Meteorological Department, the weather will be cold in most of the districts of Balochistan. The northern districts of Quetta, Zhob, Pishin, Chaman and Ziarat and surrounding areas are likely to experience partly cloudy weather.

Published in Dawn, December 6th, 2021

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