Met predicts more snow, rains over next 24 hrs in Kashmir
Traffic to ply from Sgr to Jammu on highway
The higher reaches in Kashmir received fresh snowfall Tuesday while the Metrological department predicted more snow and rains in the region over the next 24 hours.
As per the Metrological department officials, due to entering of western disturbances, the upper reaches of the Valley received light snowfall on Tuesday.
They said inclement weather conditions would continue till Thursday.
The ski resort of Gulmarg received 11 cm of fresh snowfall while Pahalgam received 6-7 inches, they said.
The higher reaches of Bandipora and Kupwara also fresh snowfall on Tuesday, the officials said.
As per the weatherman, the main activity of the snowfall would be on Wednesday and its intensity would be low compared to the previous spells.
“This spell of snowfall will provide relief from cold wave in Kashmir and parts of Ladakh as night temperatures are dipping continuously,” the official said.
As per the weatherman, Srinagar recorded the minimum of 0.2 degrees Celsius and maximum of 7.5 degrees Celsius.
The ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded the minimum temperatures of minus 6.4 degree Celsius while the minimum temperatures in Pahalgam in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 5.6 degree Celsius, the official said.
Kupwara recorded a low of minus 3.6 while Qazigund settled at a low of minus 3.8 degree Celsius.
Jammu city recorded a maximum of 19.2 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 7.6 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature in Leh settled at a low of minus 12.2 degree Celsius.
Drass was the coldest place in Ladakh with a minimum temperature of minus 22.7 degrees Celsius, the official said.
As per the Traffic department officials, there would be one-way movement of traffic from Srinagar toward Jammu on the highway and no vehicle would be permitted to ply from the opposite direction.
Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) owners have been asked to cross the Qazigund junction before 1 pm and after that Heavy Motor Vehicles would be allowed to ply on the highway.
Meanwhile, Srinagar-Leh highway, Anantnag-Kishtwar road and Mughal Road continued to remain closed for vehicular traffic due to accumulation of several feet of snow and slippery road conditions.