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Fresh snowfall in many areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar highway closed

People throughout the Kashmir Valley greeted the snowfall that will replenish the perennial water reservoirs in the mountains

IANS  |  Jammu/Srinagar 

Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel move towards the building where militants were hiding during an encounter, near a CRPF camp at Karra Nagar in Srinagar. (PTI Photo)
Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel move towards the building where militants were hiding during an encounter, near a CRPF camp at Karra Nagar in Srinagar. (PTI Photo)

Moderate to heavy snowfall started in the valley as rain lashed the plains on Monday breaking the nearly two-month long dry spell in and

The snow and rain is likely to continue till Tuesday, the weather office said.

Heavy snowfall in Banihal sector of closed the road for traffic as authorities said no vehicular movement will be allowed on Monday.

 

People throughout the Valley greeted the snowfall that will replenish the perennial water reservoirs in the mountains. These reservoirs sustain various rivers, streams, springs and lakes during the summer months.

Authorities have set up helpline numbers for people to approach in case of emergencies in different districts of the valley.

The minimum temperatures have also appreciably improved throughout the state due to a cloud cover.

 

Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel take positions near the building where militants were sheltering during an encounter, near a CRPF camp at Karra Nagar in Srinagar. (PTI Photo)
Special Operation Group (SOG) of and Police personnel take positions near the building where militants were sheltering during an encounter, near a CRPF camp at Karra Nagar in Srinagar. (PTI Photo)

The minimum temperature was zero in Srinagar while it was minus 0.1 in Pahalgam and minus 4.6 in Gulmarg.

Kargil town at minus 14 was the coldest, followed by Leh at minus 11.3 degrees Celsius.

city recorded 10.5, Katra 7.6, Batote 1.3, Bannihal 0.2, Bhaderwah 0.4 and Udhampur 8.8 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperatures of the day.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 16:40 IST
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