VIDEO: Fog in Jammu, light snowfall in Kashmir Valley - GulfToday

VIDEO: Fog in Jammu, light snowfall in Kashmir Valley


Residents walk along a street during a heavy snowfall in Srinagar. Photos: Tauseef Mustafa/ AFP

Gulf Today Report

Light snowfall in Kashmir Valley and dense fog in Jammu division disrupted the air traffic on Saturday morning. The authorities meanwhile said the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway is open for stranded vehicles only.

tauseef-mustafa A boatman steers his boat on the frozen portion of Dal Lake.

The weather office has forecast dry weather during the next 6 days adding that Saturday's light snowfall in Kashmir Valley would clear by mid-day.

In the past few days over two feet of snow accumulated on the ground in plains of the valley while the higher reaches in Jammu and Kashmir received nearly four feet of snow.

Authorities at the Srinagar International Airport said flight operations are rescheduled and would be resumed soon on Saturday.

kash A boatman rides his boat in Dal Lake.

Hardship for the locals is compounded by the failure of the electric supply in the rural areas while the same remained erratic in semi-urban and urban areas.

Authorities are battling to restore traffic on the main roads in the valley while most of the rural areas remained cut off.

kashmir-snow A snow-covered road is seen during heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

The 40-day long period of harsh winter cold known locally as the 'Chillai Kalan' will end on January 31.

snofall-kash A snow clearing machine is used to clear snow from a road in Pulwama, Kashmir.

Srinagar had minus 4 degree Celsius, Pahalgam minus 5.1 and Gulmarg minus 10 as the minimum temperature on Saturday.

kashmoir-car A car is seen covered in snow during heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

Leh town of Ladakh had minus 15.3, Kargil minus 15.2 and Drass minus 20.2 as the night's lowest temperature.

Jammu city had 9.5, Katra 8.2, Batote 2.4, Bannihal 0.8 and Bhaderwah 1.0 as the minimum temperature on Saturday.

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