Heavy snowfall in Gilgit-Baltistan‘s Babusar Top area has stranded several tourists and their vehicles, leaving the infamous Babusar Top Closed.
Heavy snowfall is continuing at Babusar Top, according to the Gilgit-Baltistan chief secretary, and the Babusar-Naran National Highway has been temporarily closed. Passengers and visitors should avoid using the highway until further notice.
According to the government, up to 3 inches of snow have fallen in the Babusar Top area so far, and emergency teams have been rushed to the area to assist tourists who have become stranded in their vehicles.
More than 50 vehicles, carrying scores of passengers and visitors, were evacuated at Babusar Top due to snowfall and harsh weather, according to rescue personnel. The rescued tourists were taken to Babusar Centre.
Intermittent snowfall is continuing at Babusar Top, according to rescue officials, and the temperature has plummeted below freezing.