Fresh Snowfall Shuts Srinagar-Jammu Highway, Flights Affected
Life in Kashmir was disrupted on the ultimate day of the ‘Chilla-i-Kalan’, the harshest winter interval within the area, at the moment as contemporary snowfall snapped the Valley’s connections with the remainder of the nation, affecting floor and air visitors, officers stated.
Moderate to heavy snowfall was recorded within the plains of Kashmir, whereas the upper reaches skilled heavy to very heavy falls, they stated.
The officers stated Srinagar obtained about seven inches of contemporary snowfall, Gulmarg greater than a toes, Pahalgam 9 inches, Gurez 1.5 toes and the plains of Kupwara district round 4 inches. In the higher reaches, it was round one-two toes.
They stated the snowfall began late Sunday night time in most locations and continued until the final stories got here in.
The snowfall introduced regular life to a halt and snapped the Valley’s reference to the remainder of the nation, the officers stated.
The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed for visitors resulting from snow and landslides at many locations alongside the arterial highway.
Train companies on the Baramulla-Banihal route had been suspended resulting from accumulation of snow on the tracks, they added.
The officers stated the unhealthy climate affected air visitors to and from the valley as flight operations on the Srinagar airport had been suspended.
Visibility could be very poor and there may be snow accumulation on the runway, they stated.
The meteorological division predicted heavy snowfall, and rains with thunderstorm within the plains of Jammu, over the following 12 hours.
Expect gradual lower within the precipitation from Monday night time, it stated.
Meanwhile, the minimal temperature improved throughout the Valley however stayed beneath the freezing level.
‘Chillai-Kalan’ — the 40-day harshest winter interval when the possibilities of snowfall are most and most frequent — started on December 21 final 12 months. While it ends on January 30, the chilly wave continues even after with a 20-day-long ‘Chillai Khurd’ and a 10-day-long ‘Chillai Bachha’ following it.
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