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Weather improves in Valley, highway remains shut

Weather improves in Valley, highway remains shut
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Srinagar: Forecaster on Friday said that the turbulent weather conditions in the valley has begun to improve but added that their are chances of occasional light snowfall in parts of Kashmir.

“Weather has improved significantly throughout the state. Currently, it’s cloudy to overcast in Kashmir, partly cloudy in Ladakh and Jammu. Chances of ocassional light snow in North and South Kashmir. As of now, no significant weather till 12th Feb.,” Meteorological department said.

Srinagar Jammu highway has been kept closed for vehicular movement as official said that multiple avalanches have hit the stretch at Banihal and landslides have occured in Ramsoo and Ramban.

Meanwhile the Jawahar Tunnel was hit by a massive snow avalanche on Thursday evening burying ten people under it.

The rescue operation was initially hampered as officials were finding it difficult to reach the spot as weather conditions deteriorated, and the avalanche had closed one side of the tunnel completely.

Reports said that the rescue operation has been intensified to trace out the missing people that include six policemen, two fire service personnel and two prisoners.

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