Fresh Snowfall Drapes Valley In White

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley received fresh mid-March snowfall during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday while as intermittent rains continued for fourth consecutive day on Friday.

The weatherman has predicted more rains over the state in next 24 hours.

However, the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed due to the slippery conditions of road at Ramban.

The official spokesman of Meteorological (MeT) department informed KNS, “there is possibility of light to moderate rain/snowfall at most of the places across the state in the next 24 hours.”

He said that the weather would mostly remain cloudy till Saturday evening. “The weather conditions would improve from Saturday evening across the state,” he informed.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Jammu highway continued to remain closed for the third consecutive day today thereby leaving the commuters to suffer.

The officials in the traffic department said that the highway continued to remain closed due to the continuous rain and snowfall at various places. “The highway was closed by the higher ups following the slippery conditions of roads triggered by the rains. The road clearance work would start again once the rains would stop,” he said.

He added that the any vehicles stranded on the either sides of the roads will be allowed first to ply towards their destinations.

Fresh Avalanche Warning Issued In Kashmir

 Divisional Administration Kashmir on Friday  issued a fresh avalanche warning for next 24-hours for hilly and avalanche prone areas of Kashmir Valley and Kargil district.

“High danger avalanche warning valid for next 24-hours from March 10 to March 11, 2017 (1700 hrs) exists for avalanche prone slopes of Kupwara and Bandipora districts of Kashmir Division.

While as medium danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche  prone slopes of Anantnag, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam and Kargil districts,” a statement of the Divisional Administration said.

Accordingly, all concerned Deputy Commissioners have been asked to take precautionary measures in their respective districts and advise people not to venture in avalanche prone areas during the aforementioned period and monitor the situation regularly to avert any untoward incident, an official spokesperson said.


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