Again heavy snowfall in most parts of Kashmir, Srinagar-Jammu highway closed

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New Delhi: Most parts of Kashmir, including the plains, received fresh snowfall Friday which led to closure of the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all-weather road-link connecting the valley with the rest of the country.

The MeT Office has forecast intermittent light precipitation for the next 24 hours.

Kashmir, including plains of the valley, received fresh snowfall Thursday night which continued till Friday morning, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.

He said Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded 5.6 mm of snowfall till 8:30 am Friday.

Pahalgam health resort, which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath yatra, received 11.4 mm of snow, while the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg recorded 3.4 mm of snow.

The official said while the plains of the valley received light snowfall, there are reports of moderate snowfall in the higher reaches of the state.

The fresh snowfall led to closure of the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the valley’s all weather road link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country.

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