Chill increases in Kashmir due to rains
Upper reaches receive fresh snow
Srinagar: The remote area of Gurez in Bandipora and other upper reaches received fresh snowfall while plains, including summer capital, Srinagar, and south Kashmir were lashed by rain in the valley on Wednesday.
Gurez, about 80 km from Bandipora, received fresh snow since early this morning, resulting in further dip in the day temperature. Razdan Pass connecting Gurez Valley with rest of the world has also received light to moderate snowfall, a local said.
The 80-km-long Gurez-Bandipora road remained closed for almost five months due to accumulation of several feet of snowfall and slippery road conditions.
Meanwhile, rains lashed plains, including south Kashmir and other areas as well.
A Met department spokesman said the light to moderate rain over plains and Light snowfall over higher reaches is likely to continue till today late evening and thereafter gradual improvement in weather, saying that another spell of Light to moderate Rain over plains and light snowfall over higher reaches most likely to occur on 27th March. Thereafter, gradual improvement in weather is expected till 31st March with occasional cloudy weather, he said.
However, despite rain the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country was through for one-way traffic with vehicles allowed to ply from Jammu to Srinagar.
“Only vehicles carrying essential commodities are allowed to ply from Jammu to Srinagar,” an official said. (KNO)