Life in Mugu crippled due to snowfall

Mugu, Jan 20: Life in the district has been adversely affected due to snowfall on Tuesday evening.

The local Meteorological Center said snow up to around seven inches deep blanketed areas at the district headquarters Gamgadhi and other areas as Dolphu, Mugu, Kimri, Pulu, Rara, Murmatop, Khamale, Sorukot, Dumana, Talcha, Rara Airport, Mandu, Tallekh and Sobha.With the mercury dipping sharply following the snowfall, the movement of the people has largely been limited.

Likewise, transport and flights have been affected as a result as well.

A dozen cargo trucks have been stuck midway as Nagma-Gamgadhi road section of Karnali Highway has been obstructed with the snow blanketing the road, while the Mugu branch of Civil Aviation Authority said that flights from and to Rara airport will remain halted for some more days as around one feet deep snow covers the runway.