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Jammu and Kashmir looks picturesque in white, heavy snowfall brings life to a halt - In pics

Jan 05, 2019, 11:57 AM IST

The snowfall has also disrupted normal life and affected the movement of people and transport in Srinagar city and other districts of the valley. However, road clearance operations have been undertaken by the respective district administrations across the valley since the morning. Owing to the snowfall, the night temperature in the valley rose on Friday night providing relief to the residents from the intense cold conditions. (Photo: ANI)


The snowfall has also disrupted the air traffic to and from Srinagar international airport. An official of the airport said the flight which lands at the airport at 9 am was cancelled due to poor visibility because of the snowfall. A decision to operate other flights will be taken by the airliners and the air traffic control if there is any improvement in the conditions. (Photo: ANI)


Reports said that heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of the valley has led to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and other road links. Mughal Road, Srinagar-Leh National Highway and Bandipora-Gurez road have also been closed for traffic. (Photo: ANI)


Srinagar recorded 10 inches of snowfall till 8:30 am on Saturday and the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded two feet of fresh snow. Qazigund also recorded 11 inches of snow, Kokernag three inches, Pahalgam 16 inches and Kupwara 17 inches.  (Photo: ANI)


Heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir

Heavy snowfall threw life out of gear in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Most places in Kashmir, including plains of the valley, received moderate to heavy snowfall overnight. The snowfall began in the late afternoon on Friday and continued in most parts of the valley on Saturday morning. The met department said that this is one of the heaviest snowfalls that has been seen in the recent years in the plains of Kashmir. (Photo: ANI)

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