Higher reaches receive fresh snowfall in Rajouri - Poonch

Snowfall in ending April surprising: Locals

SUMIT BHARGAV/ISHRAT BUTT
Rajouri/Poonch, Publish Date: Apr 21 2018 1:32AM | Updated Date: Apr 21 2018 1:32AM
Higher reaches receive fresh snowfall in Rajouri - PoonchFile Photo

Continuous rainfall since Thursday evening along with fresh snowfall on higher reaches led to a sharp decline in the temperature in Rajouri and Poonch districts and normal life was affected badly.

According to reports, continuous rainfall was witnessed since yesterday evening in both Rajouri and Poonch. "Power supply in both the districts was also affected and unscheduled power curtailment was witnessed throughout the day,” locals said.

Meanwhile, Kandi and Budhal in Rajouri and Mandi, Loran and Saujiyan in Poonch recorded fresh snowfall. In some areas on higher reaches, snow up-to half-a-feet got accumulated and the sharp decline in temperature forced the people to wear woolen clothes.

"Snowfall, that too in ending April, is a bit surprise and has affected normal life. People were already in the summer spirit and suddenly the temperature plunged,” said Mohammed Faizaan, a local.

 
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