Written By: Syed Zahid Jan
DIR : Heavy snowfall continued for the second consecutive day in the plains and mounatins of Upper Dir here on Thursday while the hills in Upper parts of both the district received more snowfall, residents said. They said the snowfall continued at Lowari Top, lowari tunnel , Kumrat, Doog Dara, Ganshal, Upper Barawal in Upper Dir. Around one and half feet snowfall was reported in Lowari Tunnel, one feet in Kumrat of tourist scenic spot. The district administration has directed the motorists to use snow chains while passing through the tunnel no one can move with out snow chain on lowari tunnel road due to snow fall. National haigh way authority ( NHA) has cleared snow from the tunnel road with heavy machinery continousely and remain open road round the clock for heavy and small vehicals.but the residents sourrinding areas remained confined to their houses in the hilly areas due to heavy snowfall and severe cold.The power supply remained disrupted in most of the verious parts of district. Several link roads leading to Jarjoray , Doog Dara, Guldai village and Ganshal bal a remained blocked either to heavy snowfall or land sliding. The administration Upper Dir cleared the roads for vehicular traffic of different areas but the residents still complained the roads were again closed.
citizen and Local farmers expressed pleasure over the recent spell of rain and said it would have good effects on the growing wheat crops in the area. according to the met office in Dir, said 34 milimeters rain recorded in two days in Dir city.