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Jammu And Kashmir Receives Snowfall, Srinagar Road Blocked

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Jammu And Kashmir Receives Snowfall, Srinagar Road Blocked

Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall bringing plenty of cheer to both tourists and locals. A video by a prominent news agency showed a magnificent photo of a white Basantgarh Valley turning into a winter wonderland after receiving the season’s first snowfall on Thursday morning.

However, due to the snowfall, Mughal Road that connects Poonch and Rajouri districts to Srinagar has been closed to vehicular traffic. A video of Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Katra, Jammu & Kashmir, covered with fresh layer of snow was also shared by the news agency.

On Wednesday, many areas in higher altitudes, including the Zoji La axis on the Srinagar-Leh highway received fresh snowfall while the plains experienced rains.

Adjoining States Of Himachal And Uttarakhand Also Experience Snow

Right at the beginning of the new month, there has been snowfall happened in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand as well. Videos that show Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham were covered with snow are available on social media.

On Wednesday normal life was disrupted in Himachal Pradesh as tribal areas and other high reaches received the first heavy snowfall of the year. This led to the closure of 134 roads, including four national highways.

About 15 cm deep snow was recorded in the higher areas of the Shimla district since Tuesday night. Udaipur in Lahaul and Spiti received 26 cm of snow followed by Kothi 15 cm, Sumdho 14.8 cm, Kumumseri 14.2 cm Khadrala 14 mm, Bharmour 8.6 cm, Keylong 8 cm, Manali, Sangla and Shilaroo 5 cm each, and Koksar 2.5 cm. Tissa in Chamba received 31 mm of rain followed by Saloni 25.2 mm rain, Tinder 18 mm and Manali 12 mm.

Reports say, a maximum of 120 roads are closed in Lahaul and Spiti district as per the state emergency operation centre, and about 400 transformers have been disrupted in the state.

Conditions Likely To Continue For Next Five Days, Says Imd

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) fairly widespread to widespread snowfall will continue in hill states during the next five days under the influence of the western disturbances.

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