Srinagar-Jammu highway closed, flight operations affected in IIOJK due to rains, snowfall

Srinagar, January 13, 2023 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, most parts of Kashmir Valley received fresh snow and rain on Friday, leading to the closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway and impacting the flight operations to and from Srinagar. The fresh snow started early on the Friday morning and continued till the reports last came in while many areas in the plains received light to moderate snow.

The famous ski resort of Gulmarg, tourist resorts of Pahalgam and Sonamarg and many other places experienced fresh snow. The upper reaches of Srinagar also received snow, while the plain areas were lashed by rain. The inclement weather has resulted in the closure of the Srinagar-Jammu highway, the traffic officials said. The highway was closed for traffic due to landslides in Mehar area of Ramban district and slippery conditions of the road, they said.

The weather conditions also affected the air traffic at the Srinagar airport, the officials said. While flight operations took place in the morning, the operations were affected after 9am. Several flights had been delayed due to low visibility, they added.

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