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Jammu and Kashmir: Rain, heavy snowfall leads to road closures, dip in mercury | India News

Jammu and Kashmir: Rain, heavy snowfall results in highway closures, dip in mercury | Information

Srinagar: The temperature has dropped because of new snowfall within the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley and rain within the plains. Resulting from snowfall and capturing stones, all roads connecting Kashmir to the remainder of the nation have been closed to site visitors. Since midnight, the upper areas of Kupwara, Bandipora, and Ganderbal have obtained heavy snowfall, and it’s nonetheless snowing in lots of areas of North Kashmir. In North Kashmir, the Machil space of Kupwara and the Gurez space of Bandipora obtained round one foot of snow, and it’s nonetheless snowing in these areas. Well-known vacationer locations resembling Sonmarg and Gulmarg obtained recent snowfall whereas Srinagar and different plain areas of Kashmir skilled heavy rain.

Resulting from capturing stones in Ramban district, the Srinagar-Jammu nationwide freeway has been closed to vehicular site visitors. The Srinagar-Leh freeway, which connects Ladakh with Srinagar, and the historic Mughal highway, which connects the dual districts of Poonch and Rajouri with Shopian, have been closed for all sorts of vehicular site visitors for right now, and clearance operations have begun in these areas to revive site visitors as quickly as potential.

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Temperatures have dropped throughout the Kashmir Valley because of latest snowfall and rains, prompting the administration to shut colleges in larger areas of Kupwara, Poonch, and Doda for the day. Mukhtar Ahmad, a climate division officer, said that snow and rain will proceed in Kashmir till this night, after which the climate will enhance. He predicted that one other moist spell would hit Kashmir on the 18th and nineteenth of November, later this week.

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