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Jammu and Kashmir receives fresh snowfall

Mon 21 Mar 2016, 10:25:43
In Jammu & Kashmir, the upper reaches received fresh snowfall while intermittent rain lashed the plains for the fourth consecutive day till Sunday evening.
The sky in Srinagar and other places is cloudy. The valley is experiencing mild cold wave following incessant rainfall in plains and snowfall in upper reaches of the region during past over four days.
The Met Department issued an avalanche warning for next 24 hours for upper reaches of Kashmir. A medium danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche-prone areas above 3,000 metres altitude in Kupwara, Baramula, Bandipora, Kargil and Gandarbal districts.
People have been advised not to venture out and take precautions till weather improved.
March is a rainy month in Kashmir region and pre monsoon season. The Metrological Department predicted improvement in weather.
There could be a spell of rain once a day till Thursday (March 24). Besides ski-resort of Gulmarg recording 10-inch fresh snow, various areas including Keran, Karnah and other higher reaches have received fresh snowfall.
The state administration shifted scores of families to safer places in north Kashmir’s Kupwara, Central Kashmir’s Budgam and other avalanche-prone areas of the Valley.
The highway was restored late last evening after remaining closed for four consecutive days following landslides due to heavy rainfall.

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