SRINAGAR: It did not snow physically alone. There was a lot of snow in virtual Kashmir too.
Social media users attempted recorded everything they could within the limitations of the power supply failure and the perpetual 2G.
Here are featured some of the social media posts that look interesting and offer details that routine media lacked access to.
The art of clearing rooftops.
'Dhadaammmm ' the sound I hear in every ten minutes, as snow slides off from the roof tops and falls in the lawn⛄
— Tabeenah Anjum (@TabeenahAnjum) January 5, 2021
A number of homes within and outside the city were damaged by the heavy snowfall. Some of the house collapses were recorded by the people.
Snow is testing our rooftops. https://t.co/gLgG3RaFMV
— Peerzada Ashiq (@peerashiq) January 6, 2021
And this one in the city.
Alert for our modern engineering and construction sometimes lacking context… pic.twitter.com/X0FN4SXaEg
— Hakeem Irfan Rashid (@HakeemIrfan) January 6, 2021
Damages were widespread though the reports about damages from the Kashmir periphery are yet to reach Srinagar.
This is how a Shopian resident could communicate the accumulations so far:
A video clip that is too scary
Sangerwani, Pulwama. This is what serious snow looks like! Six feet on the ground. The snowed in scene of srinagar is teddy bear picnic! pic.twitter.com/CmthnZMZfz
— Haseeb Drabu (@HaseebDrabu) January 6, 2021
Even this tells a better story of what Kashmir witnessed in the last few days
And this was in Gurez
Some people used hugely questionable and dangerous methods to clear the snow from their home rooftops
This is Ashmuqam in south Kashmir
This snowfall was heavy enough to help artists work on it, use it as a canvass.
And this one is the artwork by gravity.
People posted hundreds of photographs showing the men from power distribution departments working against odds,
— Waseem khan (@waseemjavidkhan) January 6, 2021
This one from Shopian
Shout out to the heroes of PDD @KpdclShopian .Fighting the vagaries of weather with an unflinching spirit .
@AsadmAijaz @SyedAbidShah @yasinc_ias @kansalrohit69 @nitishwarKumar . pic.twitter.com/QFm9QUQHTB
— Shopian Kashmir شوپیان کشمیر (@shopiankmr) January 5, 2021
Some people did suggest god things and there was a response as well.
Let us voluntarily come out & clear snow from electric wires, cables. If they get damaged we won't get electricity supply for weeks. Grateful to @KPDCLOfficial for restoring power supply in my area
@AsadmAijaz @kansalrohit69 pic.twitter.com/MxQM5obsMK
— rtimuzaffar (@rtimuzaffar) January 5, 2021
There was pain everywhere.
And there was fun too
There was some serious stuff too
There was a campaign to feed the birds and the animals because they would not get the food when it is snowing.
— Ikhlaq Qadri (@SyedIkhlaqQadri) January 6, 2021
There was the response and a movement on the ground.
People acknowledged the efforts also.
— Muhammad Aaqib Sheikh (@listenaqib) January 6, 2021