New Delhi: Fresh snowfall across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday disrupted road and air traffic. The Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for vehicular movement, news agency ANI reported. Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir: Corona Curfew Extended To All 20 Districts, Public Transport To Ply At 50% Capacity
The weather office has forecast improvement from Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, it was reported that due to poor visibility and continuing snowfall, morning flights to and from the Srinagar airport were cancelled while all afternoon flights are delayed due to inclement weather. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Two Terrorists Killed in Shopian Encounter, Search Continues
The snowfall has thrown normal life out of gear in the valley forcing people to stay indoors. Traffic department officials said it has been snowing heavily in the Bannihal sector of the Srinagar-Jammu highway and keeping the safety of travellers in mind, traffic on the highway has been halted.
Srinagar recorded minus 0.8 degree Celsius, Pahalgam minus 0.9 and Gulmarg minus 2.4 as the minimum temperatures on Saturday.
Leh town recorded minus 11.9 degree Celsius, Kargil minus 16.8 and Drass minus 10.3 as the night’s lowest temperatures.
Jammu city recorded 8.5 degrees Celsius, Katra 6.6, Batote 1.8, Bannihal 0.7 and Bhaderwah 0.6 as the minimum temperatures.