Avalanche Warning !!! Srinagar-Jammu Highway shut due to landslides

Srinagar-HighwayA medium danger avalanche warning was issued for some avalanche-prone slopes of Kupwara, Kargil and Bandipora districts of Jammu and Kashmir. People are advised not to move in these areas.

Meanwhile, Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the only all-weather road link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed for traffic for the second consecutive day due to landslides at some places.

The highway was closed following landslides triggered by rains at some places. Men and machinery have been pressed into service to clear off the muck left behind by the landslides and the road is expected to reopen for traffic tomorrow.

Landslides occurred at some places between Ramban and Panthal areas along the nearly 300-km long highway yesterday due to rains.

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Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature of 2.7 degrees Celsius, down from 5.8 degrees Celsius the previous night while Qazigund registered a low of 3.2 degrees Celsius, while the nearby Kokernag town recorded a low of minus 0.2 degrees Celsius.

Leh was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir at minus 6.7 degrees Celsius. The nearby Kargil town recorded a low of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius.

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