Srinagar, Nov 27:
The upper heights received moderate to heavy snowfall while plains, including
summer capital, Srinagar, were lashed by rain in the Kashmir valley on
A Met department
spokesman said as the fresh Western Disturbance (WD) is active in the region,
there could be fairly widespread snow and rain in the Jammu and Kashmir during
the next 24 hours.
Due to cloudy sky
the maximum temperature was near normal while the day will become chilly on
Wednesday, he said.
86-km-long Mughal road remained closed since November 6 due to accumulation of
several feet of snowfall and slippery road conditions.
rain the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the
country, was through for two-way Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) traffic while Heavy
Motor Vehicles (HMVs) will ply from Jammu to Srinagar.
snow clearance operation from both sides of Pir-ki-Gali, the Mughal road,
connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region,
remained closed, a traffic police official told UNI on Wednesday.
The world famous
ski resort of Gulmarg, about 55 km from here in north Kashmir district of
Baramulla received fresh snowfall. However, the upper reaches, including Kongdori
and Affarwat, the highest skiing point connected by Cable Car, experienced
moderate to heavy snowfall since last night.
The upper reaches
in entire north Kashmir also received moderate to heavy snowfall resulting in
closure of dozens of roads leading to far flung and remote areas, including
those near the Line of Control (LoC). Keran and Karnah roads which reopened
only yesterday were again closed due to fresh snowfall on Wednesday.
About six inches
of fresh snowfall was also experienced at Harpora and one to two feet between
Dobjan and Pir-ki-Gali on historic Mughal road, linking Shopian in south
Kashmir and Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region. The road is closed from
November 6 due to snow.
Sampthan and Anantnag-Kishtwar road also received snowfall.
Upper heights in
the central Kashmir districts of Ganderbal and Badgam also received fresh