ost of the plain areas in Kashmir experienced the season’s first snowfall on Saturday, even as the higher reaches witnessed heavy precipitation, leading to the closure of Srinagar-Jammu NH which connects the valley with rest of the country, officials said here.
A MeT official said light to moderate snow with heavy falls at isolated places was reported from many areas of Kashmir, including summer capital.
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People expressed excitement over the season’s first snowfall on social networking sites. “Kashmir without snow is incomplete. Though snowfall increases problems for people as the government fails to provide basic amenities, still winter is the best season in Kashmir,” said Aafaq Malik, a student.
An official said the Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed after snowfall at Jawahar Tunnel and other places. Efforts are being made by Beacon to clear the snow and re-open the road, he said.