SWAT - Heavy snow has blanketed upper and lower parts of the district Swat during the ongoing snowfalling. After the fresh series of consecutive heavy rainfall from Saturday, the Mingora city including Saidu Sharif, Fizaghat and outskirts of the valley received heavy snowfall intensifying the chilly weather. While the upper Swat and tourist spots including Kalam, Malam Jabba, Marguzar, Shangla Top, Miandam, Bahrain and other mountainous areas have also received 29 inch heavy snowfall resulting in falling down of mercury to -14 centigrade. In the wake of the snowfall, closure of major roads in the mountainous areas has badly affected the routine life.

Thousands of tourists have already reached Swat and are enjoying the beautiful weather of Swat valley. Due to heavy snowfall Maidan to Kalam 55-kilometer road is blocked for every type of traffic as a result food items and other life facilities are badly disturbed.