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Kashmir’s unique snow fall disrupts national highways, air traffic

Original snow fall disrupted traditional life across the position of Kashmir because the huge majority of flights got cancelled from the Srinagar airport and national highways were blocked. The Srinagar Jammu Nationwide twin carriageway, which connects the valley to the remainder of India, changed into as soon as closed in the wake of fixed snowing in areas relish Qazigund and Banihal. The snow fall in Srinagar also affected air traffic, leading to the cancellation of the huge majority of flights at Srinagar airport.

“The climate prerequisites would toughen in the next few hours in the plains. And we expect the climate to be dry from January 14 except January 18. That is also followed by a singular western disturbance affecting the climate in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. There is a risk of sunshine to moderate snow fall at most areas of Kashmir on January 23 as every other western disturbance is affecting J&Okay on the command date,” Deputy Director Meteorological Department Mukhtar Ahmad said.

In line with the Meteorological (MeT) division, most of the areas across the Kashmir position witnessed snow fall and accumulation of snow changed into as soon as reported in moderately a pair of areas.

A Met genuine gave the figures for the scale and concurrent living of snow fall across Kashmir as follows:

  • Srinagar: 2cm.. Snowing
  • Pahalgam: 28cm..Overcast
  • Kokernag: 23cm.. Snowing
  • Qazigund: 10cm.. Snowing
  • Kupwara:  5cm.. Snow fall appropriate started
  • Bhadarwah: 2cm.. Light Rain
  • Batote: 2.7cm.. Snowing
  • Jammu: 5.6 mm.. Cloudy
  • Katra:  19mm.. Overcast

The MeT has predicted that the identical climate is doubtless to proceed except evening. Officials said that there is no heavy snow fall prediction for shocking areas of the valley along with Srinagar.

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The Jammu and Kashmir executive has issued an avalanche warning for the total elevated reaches in North and Central Kashmir. The contributors living in these areas had been requested now not to challenge into the hilly areas.

Pertinently five contributors, along with three military personnel and two labourers, misplaced their lives for the interval of the final two days in Kashmir valley attributable to snow and avalanches.

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