Snowfall: Highways closed, flights delayed in Kashmir

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Snowfall disrupts traffic in Kashmir
Snowfall disrupts traffic in Kashmir | Photo: Aasif Ganaie

SRINAGAR — Due to fresh snowfall in Kashmir and parts of Jammu, all important highways have been closed for traffic. However, train service is operational while at Srinagar Airport, the scheduled flights have been delayed.

Director Srinagar Airport informed us that Wednesday’s morning scheduled flights have been delayed, and flight operation shall resume with improvement in visibility accordingly.

Official sources, as per the news agency KNT, said that all the important highways are closed for vehicular movement due to the slippery condition of the roads and snow accumulation. He said Srinagar-Jammu Highway has been closed for traffic after landslides at Panthal.

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Authorities had already closed the Mughal Road on January 5 due to snow accumulation while the Srinagar-Kargil road was closed for vehicular movement on January 6.

Official sources said that Kupwara Machil Road, Kupwara-Karnah Road, Kupwara-Keran Road, Bandipora-Gurez Road, and Anantnag-Kishtwar Road are all closed for traffic.

A Railway official, however, said that the train service is operational despite inclement weather.

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