In Photos | Heavy Snowfall Throws Life Out Of Gear In Kashmir

Life was thrown out of gear in Kashmir on Wednesday as most areas of the valley received snowfall - the season's first heavy fall in the plains - disrupting flight and railway operations and leading to the closure of the vital Srinagar-Jammu national highway, officials said.

Most areas of the valley received moderate to heavy snowfall which started in the night and was going on when last reports came in, they said.

The areas in the higher reaches of the Union Territory received very heavy snowfall -- around two feet or more, they said.

The officials said Srinagar - the summer capital of the union territory - recorded about eight inches of snow till this morning.

The authorities have pressed men and machinery into service to clear the snow off the roads, many of which, such as those leading to hospitals and other vital installations, are being cleared on priority, the officials said.

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Abid Bhat

Abid Bhat is Senior Photojournalist at Kashmir Observer. He tweets at @bhat_abid

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