Heavy snowfall puts life out of gear, University postpones exam

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

Heavy snowfall occurred in whole valley during the night and when on Tuesday morning people woke up they witnessed the surroundings wearing a thick blanket of snow.

Officials said that 5 inches of snow was recorded in Srinagar and it was still snowing when the reports last came in.

They said that 1.5 feet snow was recorded in Shopian town, 2 feet in Gulmarag, and 8 inches in Pulwama.

According to experts the heavy snowfall in the month of March is not in favour of agriculture or horticulture sectors.

Reports said that thousands of apple trees have suffered damage in the Shopian district.

Meanwhile, fresh and heavy snowfall has once again left Kashmiris without electricity supply.

Sensing the gravity of the situation Kashmiri University has postponed its entrance tests scheduled for Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Srinagar Jammu highway has been closed and the traffic personnel are busy in clearing the landslides and snow from Banihal and Patnitop areas. Official sources said that it was still raining on the highway.

Snowfall has also affected the flights scheduled on Srinagar airport. Sources said that till morning no flight came to Srinagar nor any flight could take off.

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