Jammu/Srinagar, March 26: Incessant rains in the plains and fresh snowfall in the mountains on Saturday affected life in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Moderate rainfall continued in the plains and there has been fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 12 hours,” an official of the meteorological department told mediapersons in summer capital Srinagar on Saturday morning.
“The weather is expected to remain inclement during the next 24 hours after which it will start improving.”
The official said reports of heavy snowfall during the night have come in from Drass town in Kargil district.
“Fresh snowfall has also occurred in mountain peaks overlooking Srinagar city during the night,” the official said.
Authorities deployed fire service vehicles to drain water from choked roads in Civil Lines in Srinagar in the morning.
Inter-district connectivity in the Valley was affected by continuous rainfall as large stretches of roads in south and north Kashmir areas were water-logged on Saturday.
Although Srinagar-Jammu highway is open for one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu, travellers should still check with the traffic control room in Srinagar, said traffic department officials.
It has been raining all along the highway in Ramban district of Jammu region during the night.
Some of the worst landslide prone stretches of the highway fall in the Ramban district.