Srinagar, Nov 10:
Kashmir should brace up for a second spell of wet weather as officials have
predicted widespread snow and rains on Friday and Saturday this week.
An official at
the local Meteorological Department said there will be widespread snow and rain
in Kashmir on November 15 and 16 (Friday and Saturday) even as the weather till
then will remain cloudy with rainfall in isolated places.
experiencing western disturbance over Kashmir which is going to worsen by the
end of this week. There are chances of widespread snow and rainfall although
its intensity would not be as much as last week’s snowfall,” the official told
The Kashmir Monitor.
experienced a record breaking November snowfall last Thursday that took
everyone by surprise and left a trail of death and destruction across the
and other essential supplies still erratic in most of the places, the heaps of
snow on roads and lanes are not melting given that sunshine has stayed aloof
so-called all-weather highway connecting Kashmir to the rest of the world was
again blocked on Sunday.
commuters were stranded on the highway after a massive landslide blocked the
road in Ramban in the afternoon, only hours after traffic resumed on the route.
Traffic on the
highway resumed around 3 am on Sunday after remaining suspended for over 13 hours
following a massive landslide near Mahar – two kms short of Ramban town.
agencies worked hard to ensure early opening of the road, but the fresh
landslide, covering around 100 metres of the road with debris, played
spoilsport, officials said.
struck near Digdole and at least 12 hours are needed to make the arterial road
traffic-worthy. Men and machines have been pressed into service to clear the
debris, they said.
According to the
officials, hundreds of passenger vehicles and trucks carrying essential
commodities to the Valley crossed the Jawahar Tunnel — the gateway to Kashmir
— since Sunday morning.
fresh landslide left over 1,300 vehicles stranded on the highway, they said.
Traffic on the
highway remained suspended on Thursday and Friday after Kashmir Valley and high
altitude areas of Jammu region, including Jawahar Tunnel, experienced first
which lashed the highway from Banihal to Jammu, was causing frequent
landslides, the officials said.
Mughal Road, which connects the border districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu
region with south Kashmir’s Shopian district, remained closed for the fifth day
on Sunday, they said.
The road was
closed for traffic on Wednesday after heavy snowfall between Pir Ki Gali and