Heavy Snowfall in Kashmir, NH Shuts, Air Traffic Disrupted

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Srinagar: Fresh snowfall in the Kashmir Valley and rains in plains of Jammu on Thursday adversely affected life across the state with people forced to stay indoors without electricity at many places, road links snapped and flight operation disrupted. Most people in Srinagar city and other places preferred to remain indoors as snow and water-logging made many roads inaccessible.

Fresh snowfall started early in the day in the city here as it recorded 0.5 degrees Celsius. Heavy spells were reported from the hills. Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 0.6 and minus 4 degrees, respectively. The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for a second consecutive day due to the fresh snowfall in Bannihal sector and landslides in Ramsoo-Ramban. The one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu that was allowed on Wednesday, was halted.

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