Life in Rubivalley, Gangajamuna, Khaniyabas, and Netrawatidabjong rural municipalities of Dhading has been badly affected due to heavy snowfall coupled with excessive cold since yesterday.

The areas received snowfall since early morning yesterday.

Locals said it snowed at Tipling, Lapa, Sertung, Darkha, Reegaun, Gumdi, Marpak, Semjong and Beseri, among other places.

They said places such as Labdung, Lingjo, Thulegaun, Lapa, Kapurgaun, and Jharlang have been covered in thick layer of snow.

Puran Tamang, a social worker, said the snowfall had elated local farmers as it would help the winter crops grow better, but added that the locals were compelled to stay indoors due to excessive cold. He further said that the district had received the first snowfall this year.

The farmers said that snowfall would help seasonal crops grow well even though life was badly affected due to the chilling cold.

The cattle were taken to the lowelands due to the cold.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 8, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.