Kashmir Valley Receives Fresh Snowfall, MeT Issues Orange Alert For Higher Reaches

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SRINAGAR: Most of the parts of Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall while rain lashed Srinagar district following which the Meteorological department has issued an orange alert for the higher reaches of J&K and Sonmarg -Zojila axis.

Since Sunday night, Kashmir is witnessing rains while the upper reaches are receiving snowfall, especially in north Kashmir. Light snowfall was reported from plains and in some places, it was reported early in the morning.

Director Metrological Department Sonam Lotus said that as predicted, light to moderate snow was reported even as isolated places recorded a heavy snowfall.

“A few places of Jammu, Drass-Sonmarg axis are still snowing and it is likely to continue. This spell is going to bring good snow and rainfall,” he said, adding that overall, the spell is likely to last between November 23-25 and will significantly decrease thereafter.

“There could be a temporary disruption [of traffic]on Zojila, Banihal-Ramban axis, Mughal road and other such vulnerable spots due to snow and low temperature. There is an orange weather warning for the higher reaches of J&K and Sonmarg -Zojila axis,” he said.

Meanwhile, following the snowfall, the historical Mughal road and Bandipora Gurez road have been closed for the traffic from early morning.

“Mughal road is closed due to snowing. Snowing at Jawahar Tunnel and rain started on Jammu-Srinagar NHW but through so far @JmuKmrPolice,” tweeted the J&K traffic department.

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