Fresh snowfall across Kashmir; Sgr-Jmu highway closed

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Aakash Hassan

SRINAGAR:

Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley received Fresh snowfall on Friday.

Shopian town received around 1ft snowfall while Hurpora area in the district received two feet snowfall.

Reports said that students found it hard to reach schools in view of snowfall.

Wet weather is likely to continue in the state for the next two days.

The minimum temperature recorded in Srinagar minus 0.1. Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 0.6 and minus 5.0 degrees Celsius respectively.

A man rides on bicycle during snowfall in Kashmir.

Leh town recorded a minus 6.8 while Kargil had minus 5.2.

Jammu recorded 10.3, Katra 7.6, Batote minus 0.3, Bannihal 0.7 and Bhaderwah minus 1.2 degrees Celsius, the official added.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the third consecutive day on Friday while the 9.4 km long Nashri-Chenani tunnel was thrown open for traffic on a trial basis.

Srinagar-Jammu Highway.

According to officials, the tunnel that connects Udhampur with the Ramban district here was opened on Thursday afternoon.

The highway remained closed on Wednesday and Thursday due to landslides and shooting stones triggered by heavy rains in the Ramban sector.

Traffic department officials said all passengers and vehicles stranded because of the closure of the highway were stationed at safe places.

No passenger or vehicle is stranded anywhere in landslide vulnerable areas, they said.

 

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