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Fresh snowfall forces closure of Srinagar-Jammu NH

“The Srinagar-Jammu highway is closed for traffic due to rains and snowfall at many places along the route,” a spokesman of the Traffic Department said.

Bad weather conditions in winters force the closure of the 294-km arterial highway, the only all-weather road link connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country. The higher reaches and plains of the Valley, including Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, received fresh snowfall and rains on Wednesday, with the MeT Department predicting more rains or snow over the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 1.0 degrees Celsius, a slight drop from the previous night’s 1.7 degree Celsius, an official of the MeT Department in Srinagar said. The city received snow and rains equivalent to 2.6 mm of rainfall during the night.

Mercury in Qazigund - the gateway town to Kashmir Valley - settled at 0.2 degrees Celsius as compared to 0.4 degrees Celsius the previous night. Mercury in Qazigund - the gateway town to Kashmir Valley - settled at 0.2 degrees Celsius as compared to 0.4 degrees Celsius the previous night.
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