Weather/ Heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir; 6 people including two soldiers killed in accidents; flights canceled at Srinagar Airport

  • Heavy snowfall continues in Jammu and Kashmir since Wednesday night, Srinagar temperature reaches below zero
  • Srinagar-Jammu highway closed due to snowfall, 2000 vehicles stranded
  • No flights are expected to start at Srinagar airport for the next 24 hours

Srinagar: The heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir since Wednesday has affected the general public life. During the snowfall, 6 people, including two army personnel, were killed. All flights have been cancelled due to low visibility at Srinagar Airport. The Srinagar-Jammu highway has closed.

Avalanche in Kupwara, two people dead: The army vehicle crashed due to low visibility in the Langgate area of ​​Srinagar. Riflemen Bhim Bahadur and gunner Akhilesh Kumar died in the accident.

In Kupwara, an avalanche killed two people working at an army post carrying freight. Their names are Manzoor Ahmed and Ishaq Khan. Similarly, an employee of the Electricity Department in Srinagar and another person in Habak area died in the accident.

Snowfall alert for next 24 hours: Srinagar airport officials said that all flights have been cancelled due to inclement weather and low visibility. Changes are not expected for the next 24 hours as the Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy snowfall. Officials said the operation was started to clear the runway on Thursday morning, but it could not be completed due to snowfall. An official said flights would not start until the snowfall stopped and visibility improved.

Contact with Srinagar broken: The Mughal road at Rajouri in Pir Panjal was completely closed. The traffic department official told the news agency that roads connecting summer capital Srinagar to remote areas such as Gurez, Machil, Keran and Tangdhar were completely closed. About 2000 vehicles are stuck on the highway.

Highest snowfall in Gulmarg: According to officials, in Srinagar by Thursday morning 11 cm snowfall had occurred, while Qazigund received 12 cm snowfall. The highest 62 cm snowfall was recorded in Gulmarg. Srinagar recorded minus 0.6 degree Celsius on Wednesday night. On Tuesday, the day temperature was 5.4 degrees Celsius.