Banihal Highway Open For One Way Traffic

SRINAGAR: The 300-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway was open for traffic Friday despite intermittent snowfall that continued for the most part of the day today. 

Vehicles were plying from Jammu to Srinagar today,” an official spokesman said. 

The highway was closed on Wednesday due to heavy snowfall at several points across the arterial road. 

Meanwhile Srinagar also experienced light snowfall today with temperature plummeting to  minus 0.7 degree Celsius,  a MET Department official said. 

The city received 0.5 mm of snowfall since last evening, the official said. 

Leh was the coldest recorded place in the state with a low of minus 17.2 degrees C compared to the previous night’s minus 11.0 degrees C. 

Qazigund recorded a low of minus 3.8 degrees C and received snowfall of 3.4 mm till 8.30 AM, the official said. 

The ski resort of Gulmarg, which recorded a low of minus 7.0 degrees C the previous night, registered a low of minus 10.8 degrees C on Thursday night, the official said. 

Pahalgam in south Kashmir recorded a low of minus 6.8 degrees C against the previous nights low of minus 5.8 degrees C. The tourist resort recorded 2.2 mm of snowfall till morning. 

Kargil, also in Ladakh, registered a minimum of minus 8.6 degrees Celsius against minus 9.2 degrees Celsius the previous night, the official said. Agencies

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