Fresh Snowfall brings Cheer to Summer Capital; leading closure of National Highway

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Srinagar: Several areas in Jammu and Kashmir Monday received fresh snowfall, leading to closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway and cancellation of morning flights at the Srinagar ‘International’ Airport.

A Pony wala is preparing his horse near Tangmarg area about 40kms from Srinagar, As Gulmarg received fresh Snowfall from today morning
A Pony wala is preparing his horse near Tangmarg area about 40kms from Srinagar, As Gulmarg received fresh Snowfall from today morning

 

The prediction of moderate to heavy snowfall in the state in next 48 hours has prompted authorities to gear up to tackle any eventuality. Traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway was suspended following fresh snowfall and incessant rains, officials said. The highway shall remain closed on Monday, they added.

Tourists playing with snow near Tangmarg this morning
Tourists playing with snow near Tangmarg this morning

 

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J&K’s summer capital Srinagar received moderate snowfall on Monday, breaking long dry spell, leading to cancellation of few flights.
Officials said higher reaches received snowfall since morning.
An official said due to snowfall, air traffic was disrupted and two flights were cancelled so far. Some flights, he said, were delayed while a few couldn’t land at the airport due to bad weather.

Locals enjoying snowfall near Tangmarg
Locals enjoying snowfall near Tangmarg

 

Meanwhile an authority has put a warning of snow avalanche at several higher reaches of Kashmir valley. The authorities added that there may be an avalanche hit at several places of Kupwara, Tangdar and Karna areas. They advised locals of the area to remain inside and shift their family members to safer places.

While taking with officials of Metrological department they confirmed that the weather will remain disrupted till next 48 hours but will bring respite from dry weather.

Till filing this report light snowfall is still going in a Srinagar city.

 An aerial view of a Partab Park Lalchowk with fresh snowfall
An aerial view of a Partab Park Lalchowk with fresh snowfall