Abbottabad: Thandiyani, Nathiagali and other hilly areas of Abbottabad received heaviest snow fall of the current winter season. Much awaited and expected snow fall followed by rain started in Abbottabad on the morning of Wednesday and with frequent intervals, it was raining and snow was falling in the area.
Abbottabad to Murree road was completely closed for all sort of traffic from Bagnotar onward while Abbottabad to Thandiyani road was also completely closed from Kala Pani. Inner roads in the entire Galyat were closed due to land sliding and snow fall.
While talking on phone from Nathiagali, manager of local hotel said that they are waiting for tourists but due to closer of roads, not a single tourist can reach to Nathiagali while police sources from Donga Gali reported the power breakdown in the area since morning and electricity could not be restored in the area due to bad weather.
Till filing report on the evening of Wednesday, two feet snow was reported on the upper hilly areas of Galyat while in Thandiyani, Nathiagali, Donga Gali, Changla Gali and Ayubia, one feet snow was reported and according to weather forecast, further snowfall is expected. In Abbottabad four inch snow as recorded.
Due to chilly weather, a large number of peoples including families rushed to the famous fish sellers near at Salhad to enjoy the snow fall while all the Kabab shops were overflowing with the youngsters and families. Kids were busy at homes to make statues and were throwing snow balls on each other.