Jammu-Srinagar highway closed after moderate snowfall, heavy rains lash state; IMD issues 24-hour warning

Jammu: A fresh spell of rainfall lashed the plains of Jammu and Kashmir while the higher reaches received moderate snowfall on Friday.

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"Widespread rainfall in the plains and moderate snowfall occurred in the higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 12 hours. Inclement weather is likely to continue during the next 24 hours," Met Office said.

The minimum temperatures rose due to cloud cover on Friday as Srinagar city recorded 6.8, Pahalgam 1.9 and Gulmarg minus 1.6 degree Celsius temperature.

Leh town recorded minus 0.4 and Kargil minus 4.3 degree Celsius as the lowest temperatures on Friday.

At minus 4.3, Kargil was the coldest town in the state.

Jammu city recorded 14.8, Katra 12.4, Batote and Bannihal both 6.1, Bhaderwa h 6.7 and Udhampur 13 as the minimum temperatures on Friday.

Meanwhile, widespread rain along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Friday triggered the shooting stones at some places, forcing the closure of the road.

Traffic officials said due to widespread rainfall triggering shooting stones at some places on the highway in Ramban district, the Jammu-Srinagar road would remain closed on Friday as a precautionary measure to ensure safety of travelers.

Published Date: Mar 02, 2018 14:51 PM | Updated Date: Mar 02, 2018 14:51 PM