Weatherman Predicts Rains For Next 24 Hours

SRINAGAR: After a week long dry spell, the weatherman on Wednesday predicted light to moderate rains at isolated places over the next 24 hours across the Valley.

Talking to KNS, the Director Meteorological department (MeT) Sonam Lotus said, “There is possibility of light to moderate rains/thunder shower at isolated places in the next 24 hours across the state.”

He said that there is possibility of occasional sunshine as well. “The weather would likely improve after Feb 16,” he said.

Pertinently, the Valley received heavy snowfall in the past weeks, which resulted in the closure of 300 km long Srinagar-Jammu highway for couple of days.

The heavy snowfall also led to the damage of more than 300 PDD transformers thereby resulted in hardships among the inhabitants of several areas.

One-way Traffic To Continue On Highway

 Only one-way traffic to continue on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of India.

Vehicles will ply from Srinagar to Jammu and no vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction, a traffic police official said.

However, the Jammu bound vehicles will have to cross the Jawahar tunnel before 1400 hrs, he said adding no vehicle will be allowed after the deadline.

He said hundreds vehicles, including those carrying passengers left Srinagar and other parts of the valley for Jammu. Empty trucks and oil tankers besides trucks carrying fruits also left Qazigund, gateway of Kashmir on the highway, for Jammu this morning.

One-way traffic will continue till further orders though the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway, are already on the job to fully restore the damaged part of the highway and also remove landslides so that two vehicles could pass easily and there is no traffic jam or accident.

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