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Snowfall in Dhorpatan, first in this winter season

Snowfall in Dhorpatan of Baglung on Saturday night on March 18, 2023. (Photo: RSS)

Baglung, March 19: It has snowed for the first time this year in Dhorpatan of Baglung. After a long period of drought, it has snowed here since Saturday night along with rain. The cold has increased due to the snowfall.

Shyama Lal Ghimire, a local hotelier, said that Dhorpatan Valley was white due to snowfall.

It is said that the snowfall has made life difficult for the locals. He said that the mobile network did not work on Saturday night due to the snow and it started working after the sun rose on Sunday morning. According to Ghimire, locals and tourists coming down from Dhorpatan to Burtibang stopped at Dhorpatan after the road was blocked by snow.

“Yesterday, a tourist bus came from Butwal, they could not come above Faleghar due to the snow, later they were brought by a pick-up van”, said Ghimire, “Now the snow is slowly melting, all the roads will be opened by Sunday afternoon.”

Local Kul Bahadur BK said that due to the snowfall, it was difficult to feed the horses and livestock. Although it snowed four to five times in the month of January last year, this year it has snowed for the first time in Dhorpatan valley.