Snowfall: R&B presses over 300 machines to clear roads

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The Roads and Building department on Saturday cleared snowfall from over 2000 km road length across Kashmir while over 6000 km road length is being cleared. In Jammu region, 171 kms roads out of 838 kms have been cleared, the official data reveals.

An official said that snow has been cleared from a total of 1880.24 km road length in Kashmir till 05:00PM.

He added that 5016.81 km road length is being cleared by the department, adding that 334 machines have been deployed across the Valley to clear the road.

“7650.34 km road length falling under the jurisdiction of R&B department received snowfall. 37.84 per cent of roads have been cleared till 05 PM,” the figures as per KNO reveal.

 

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He added that in Jammu division out of 838 km roads were affected and out of 838 affected road areas 171 kilometres were cleared and men and machinery are on work to clear more and more roads.

Pertinently, Kashmir received fresh snowfall since Friday evening, bringing down the temperature across the Valley.

The local Meteorological department had issued ‘red alert’, predicting heavy to very heavy snowfall till this evening. It has also forecast improvement in the weather conditions from today.

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