SRINAGAR: Mughal Road, connecting Kashmir Valley with Rajouri and Poonch districts in Jammu remained closed to movement of vehicles for the second consecutive day on Friday, as light snowfall blocked the stretch.

This is the Pir Ki Ghali turn, the top of the pass that separates Kashmir from the Pir Panchal Valley. It usually remains under snow for nearly half of the year. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

“Bad and inclement weather conditions have affected normal life in Rajouri and Poonch districts with upper reaches receiving snowfall of around one foot. The Pir Ki Gali mountain pass has also received snowfall leading to the blockage of Mughal Road,” officials said.

Officials said that the stretch of Mughal Road from Poshana in Poonch district to Hirpora in Shopian around received around six inches of snowfall.

The vehicular movement on the Mughal Road has been suspended and the traffic police has asked people to adhere to the advisory—(KNO)


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