The canton of Valais experienced some of the heaviest December snowfall in years over the last few days, not just in the mountains but down to the valley floor.
Sion, the cantonal capital, received a record 65cms (25 inches) of snow over the weekend. Around 80cms (31 inches) fell at higher elevations.
Roads blocked, tourists stranded and schools close i Galiyat region.
13 Dec 2017 – More than three feet (1 m) of snow covered resort towns, bringing roadblocks, power breakdowns and severed supplies to mountain communities.
Abbottabad DC Aurangzab Haider ordered closure of all public sector schools in nine union councils till December 16. These union councils include Beeran Gali, Seer Gharbi, Seer Sharqi, Tajwal, Nathiagali, Nambli Mara, Patan Kalan, Plakh and Nagri Bala.