Murree Anticipates Season's First Snowfall: Precautions in Place to Ensure Safety
Murree Anticipates Season’s First Snowfall: Precautions in Place to Ensure Safety

Murree and its enchanting hill stations are on the verge of witnessing the season’s inaugural snowfall, a highly anticipated event after a year of eager anticipation, as indicated by the latest weather forecast.

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In anticipation of the expected heavy snowfall, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has issued precautionary directives. The forecast points towards the commencement of snowfall on Tuesday morning, transforming the climate in Murree, Galyat, and neighboring areas into a picturesque winter landscape. Following rain and snowfall, temperatures are expected to plunge.

Given the tragic events of January 2022, where 22 lives were lost due to a snowstorm that left many stranded on Murree’s roads, the PDMA spokesperson assures that authorities are actively taking measures to prevent any untoward situations. The catastrophe was attributed to the negligence of local authorities, who allowed an excessive number of vehicles into Murree, surpassing its maximum capacity of 4,000 vehicles.

In a proactive response to mitigate such risks, the Murree administration has implemented measures. “Last week, three facilitation centers for tourists were established, and this number has now been increased to 13. The emphasis is on ensuring the safety of visitors, especially those arriving in their vehicles,” stated the spokesperson.

Emphasizing the commitment to avoiding a repetition of past mistakes, the spokesperson underscored the significance of responsible management and adherence to capacity limits to safeguard both tourists and residents in the scenic hill station.

Simultaneously, there has been a notable surge in visitors, primarily families from various districts of central Punjab and northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in the valleys of Kalam, Madain, Bahrain, and Malam Jabba in Upper Swat. This influx coincided with light to moderate rains and snowfall, leading to a noticeable drop in temperatures.

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