AJK lashes with unexpected heavy downpour

MIRPUR (AJK): The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) lashed with unexpected heavy rains Tuesday turning the weather more pleasant besides turning the just-started warm spell to cold to a considerable extent.

Amid the thick black clouds, the city suddenly received heavy rainfall with windstorm of mild intensity, started Tuesday afternoon which was continuing intermittently till filing of this report partially affecting the electricity, roads and telecommunication system in various areas of the Mirpur division including Kotli, Mirpur and Bhimbher districts, according to the reports.

There are also reports of uprooting of trees and electricity poles at several places in the division because of the wind storm.

The upper reaches AJK had earlier remained in the grip of intermittent heavy rains since about past one week which paralyzed the routine life in the top mountainous remote areas. These areas partially disconnected from each other following damaging of roads in top mountainous Neelam and Leepa vallies due to land sliding where heavy snow-fall was reported with pause during the said period.

The roads and telecommunication was also partially affected because of the heavy downpour – which is considered to be unexpected by the experts during the current days.