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Snow, rains lead to closure of Bandipora-Gurez road

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Due to the incessant rains in most parts of the Kashmir valley followed by snowfall in the higher reaches, there has been the impact of these rains and snow on the connectivity also in some areas here.

According to the reports due to the snowfall, authorities have decided on Monday to close vehicular traffic along Bandipora-Gurez road, owing to snowfall in parts of Gurez and Razdan top.

Reports from Gurez valley said that there has been a snowfall not only in the higher reaches but also on the Razdan Top forcing the authorities to close the road due to the slippery conditions.

According to the KNO while reporting about the closure of Gurez  and other connectivity’s in many places it has said in its report that light snowfall has been witnessed in some other higher reaches in Kashmir including Z-Gali, Peer ki Gali, Sadhna top and Zojila also received light snowfall while the weather remains inclement in the plains

They said that the rains would likely to continue in many parts of Jammu and Kashmir during the next 2-4 hours.

“Gradual improvement in weather is expected from today afternoon, however, light showers can continue at a few places till evening,” the officials added.

They said that the maximum day temperature in most parts of Valley is likely to stay below 18°C.

Meanwhile, Srinagar received 14.8 mm of rainfall in 24 hours till 0830 hours. The mercury settled at 11.0 degrees Celsius against 15.1 degrees Celsius on the previous day.

Pahalgam in south Kashmir, had 11.8 mm of rain and recorded a maximum of 8.05 degrees Celsius against 12.6 degrees Celsius on the day earlier.

Qazigund received 14.8 mm of rainfall and recorded 10.6 degrees Celsius against 13.1 degrees Celsius on the previous day.

Kokernag received 13.0 mm of rain and recorded temperature of 09.8 degrees Celsius against previous day’s 12.6 degrees Celsius.

Kupwara had 13.02 mm of rain and recorded a maximum of 08.3 degrees Celsius against 13.07 degrees Celsius on the previous day.

With KNO Inputs

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