J&K: Moderate to heavy snowfall occurs in higher reaches; Vehicular traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway remains suspended on Day 2
In Jammu and Kashmir, moderate to heavy snowfall occurred in the higher reaches today, even as the weather office has forecast inclement weather till January 9. A MeT Department official said that another spell of rain/snow is expected to occur on January 8. Authorities have issued an avalanche warning for the higher reaches and have advised residents of these areas not to leave their homes.
Meanwhile, Vehicular traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained suspended on the second day today due to landslides and shooting stones at several places. Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road and Mughal road also remained shut today due to snow accumulation amid inclement weather conditions across J&K. However, stranded traffic was cleared on Srinagar- Jammu National highway. The flight operations also faced disruptions at the Srinagar Airport due to poor visibility.