Kashmir got its first snowfall of the new year on Wednesday, breaking multi month-long drought in the Valley, the meteorological office said.
The 300-kilometer-long Jammu-Srinagar national thruway and the Mughal Road, which interfaces Jammu’s Poonch and Rajouri areas with south Kashmir’s Shopian, have been shut for vehicular traffic after the new snowfall, authorities said.
“There was snowfall at most places in Kashmir, especially in Gulmarg and Pahalgam vacationer resorts, hints of snowfall was likewise seen in Srinagar promptly toward the beginning of the day” an authority said.
All Kashmir-bound vehicles at Jawahar burrow have been ceased at Nagrota and Udhampur as a prudent step against the snowfall, authorities said.
More than 300 vehicles were stranded at different spots and offices have been conveyed to clear the snow, authorities included.
The snowfall has conveyed a noteworthy rest to the inhabitants of Kashmir as the base temperature ascended by a few degrees, aside from in Gulmarg.
Srinagar recorded a 0 degrees Celsius on Tuesday night – an expansion of more than four degrees from less 4.2 degrees Celsius on the earlier night, the Met division said.
Gulmarg got snowfall comparable to 8.8 mm of downpours till 8.30 am, while Kupwara recorded 7.4 mm snow.
The staying climate stations recorded deluge between 1.5-2.5 mm for the period, the authority said.
Kargil was the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir at less 17.0 degrees Celsius. The temperature during the evening in Ladakh’s Leh town was short 12.4 degrees Celsius.
On Tuesday night, Qazigund in south Kashmir recorded a low of less 0.3 degrees Celsius, Kokernag town less 1.4 degrees, Kupwara 0.2 degrees, Pahalgam less 0.5 degrees and Gulmarg at less 5.0 degrees Celsius, the authority said.