Rains, snowfall force closure of highways, Jammu-Sgr highway open for traffic
Srinagar: Overnight rains and a fresh snowfall on the Sgr-Leh highway and the historic Mughal road has made movement of traffic virtually impossible after which authorities have closed these two roads for any kind of vehicular movement.
Meanwhile, the arterial Srinagar-Jammu highway is open for traffic, a traffic spokesm,an said here.
Pertinently, rains in plains and snowfall in hills on Thursday brought temperature down by four degrees in Srinagar, and the Met department predicted erratic weather in the next 24 hours.
MeT officials said Gulmarg recorded 2.4mm of rainfall and light snowfall in nearby Kongdoori area of the ski-resort. They said that Kupwara recorded 2.5mm of rainfall, while predicting light rain, snowfall at most of places in Kashmir in the next 24 hours.
Srinagar recorded a maximum of 16.8 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 6.9 degrees Celsius on Thursday. On Wednesday, the minimum temperature was 22 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in Gulmarg was 8.3 degrees Celsius and minimum 4.6 degrees Celsius.