ABBOTTABAD: A new spell of snowfall on Saturday blanketed the upper parts of the Hazara division where Galiyat, Thandiyani received more than 1.5 feet of snow.
According to the Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) spokesperson, the new spell of snowfall had started late night continued till noon.
The GDA also issued an advisory for the tourists and locals to avoid unnecessary travel as the roads are slippery, the tourists are also advised to use chains on the tyres and to avoid repeated use of breaks while driving in the snow.
The GDA advised people that they must keep a good stock of water, biscuits and dry fruits and should contact them in case of an emergency.
Owing to the fresh snowfall maximum roads of Galiyat were blocked for all sorts of transportations.
GDA has also cancelled vacations of the staff and directed to remain in the field to help stranded and struck tourists and locals whereas extra staff has also been stationed for clearing the roads.
Metrological department has forecast that mainly cold and dry weather is expected in most parts of the Hazara division. However, rain/thunderstorm with snow over the hills is expected at isolated places.