Srinagar: Srinagar and different plain areas of Kashmir obtained this winter’s first snowfall on Thursday, bringing cheer to the residents.
“It began as a mixture of rain and snow late final evening in Srinagar and different adjoining areas within the plains and by the morning, the valley was lined beneath a blanket of snow,” they mentioned.
Srinagar obtained round two inches of snowfall, Anantnag city 4 inches, Qazigund 9, Pahalgam 10, Pulwama city two, Kulgam city three, Shopian city 5, Ganderbal city two, Baramulla city three, Kupwara city 4, and Gulmarg 14 inches, the officers mentioned.
The upper reaches obtained reasonable to heavy snowfall, they added.
It’s the season’s first snowfall within the plains of the Kashmir valley, together with in the summertime capital Srinagar, which had skilled little precipitation thus far this winter within the type of rains, the officers mentioned.
Relating to forecast, he mentioned, typically cloudy climate is anticipated with mild snow at few locations until afternoon at the moment (Feb 1) and gradual enchancment thereafter.
On 2nd February , he mentioned , there may be climate is anticipated to be typically dry with chance of very mild snow at remoted greater reaches.
From February 3-4, he mentioned, there may be chance of sunshine to reasonable snow and rain (Jammu) at many locations of J&Ok. From February Fifth-12, typically dry climate is anticipated.
The Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway was closed for visitors on Thursday because of a landslip in Ramban district, leaving over 200 automobiles stranded.
The freeway additionally witnessed contemporary snowfall at a number of locations.
The landslip happened in Sherbibi space of the district, which additionally witnessed heavy rains, officers mentioned.
“The highway broken close to Sherbibi on Jammu-Srinagar freeway and restoration work is about to begin”, visitors police mentioned on X.
Over 200 automobiles are stranded at completely different factors of the 270-km freeway, the one all-weather highway linking Kashmir with the remainder of the nation.
They mentioned work is on to reopen the freeway for visitors however incessant rains within the Ramban-Banihal sector had been proving to be an obstacle.
The visitors police suggested folks to keep away from journey on the freeway until the climate improves and the highway is obvious.
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