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Snowfall on peaks beckons wintery feel in Kashmir


Srinagar, Sep 15: The upper reaches of Kashmir received first light snowfall of the season on Saturday, resulting in chill in the plains.

A Met official said upper reaches of the Valley, including the Zojila pass (11600 ft high), Drass and Minamarg, on the Srinagar-Leh national highway received light snowfall on Saturday morning.


However, despite mild snowfall, the 434-km long Srinagar-Leh highway was open for traffic despite the mild snowfall, he said.

The snowfall brought down the night and day temperatures in the Valley. As cold breeze from the snow-clad mountains plummeted temperature, people were forced to put on woollen clothes, including the traditional pheran (gown).