Power supply was restored on Sunday to 90 per cent of Srinagar city and most rural areas of the Kashmir Valley after overnight heavy snowfall damaged transmission towers and snapped surface and air links with the rest of India.
"Due to transmission failures, our supply was on Saturday cut down to just 80MW. On Sunday we are supplying around 1,000MW. We are facing problems in south Kashmir areas where some of our transmission towers have been damaged. This will take a day or two for complete restoration."
After Saturday's snowfall, the Valley was plunged into darkness, affecting even Srinagar's major hospitals.
It was the first time the Valley got snow in November since 2009.
Qazi said falling trees also disrupted power supply lines.
Air and surface links between the Valley and the rest of the country remained suspended.
Traffic within the Kashmir Valley too was affected as snow piled up on the roads, making them slippery.
Authorities said nearly 500 people caught in heavy snowfall in Peer Ki Gali on the Mughal Road and the Jawahar Tunnel area of Srinagar-Jammu highway had been rescued.
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