Rain, snow disrupts life in Quetta, Ziarat

QUETTA: Rain has been pouring off and on in Quetta and nearby regions whereas snowfall was recorded in Ziarat closing road links between Quetta and Chaman and Ziarat-Sanjawi.Quetta, Bustan, Pishin, Yawar, Qila Abdullah, Khanozai, Kan Mehtarzai, Mustang, and several other regions received heavy rains. As a result most of the places were flooded with rain water.Ziarat has been hit with snowfall since last night and 5 inches of snow has been recorded so far. According to the Meteorological Department of Pakistan there is a prediction of rain in the next 24 hours. The weather will remain cold and dry in other parts of the region.Due to continuous rains in Sibbi, roof of a school collapsed where no physical loss is reported. Rains in Quetta had absolutely choked the sewerage system of the city where streets are filled with foul sewer water.Blizzards in Ziarat up to six inches were recorded which have blocked the highway between Ziarat and Sanjawi whereas in Chaman, traffic system on Koyak Top Highway also remained dysfunctional due to snowfall.Snowfall remained continued till yesterday in Dhadar Gandawa, Jhal Magsi, Bolan, Sibbi, Mach, Bhag Nari, Kuchlak, Khuzdar, Pisheen, Qalat, Mirzai, Qila Abdullah, Mustang and others.Metrological Department told that 18 mm rain in Qalat, 15 mm in Quetta, 7 mm in Sibbi and 6 mm in Khuzdar was recorded on Thursday whereas more blizzards and rains are expected on Saturday in northern part of the province – Onlinenews