New Delhi: Air and road traffic in Jammu and Kashmir have been thrown out of gear due to a thick blanket of snow. There has been heavy snowfall in most parts of the state.
The mercury has dipped to zero degree Celsius in Srinagar on Friday. People’s misery has been compounded by the fact that power supply has been disrupted in many parts.
All flights to and from Srinagar have been delayed. Roads in the city are covered with snow, throwing traffic out of gear. The Jammu-Srinagar Highway has been closed since Thursday.
Kargil and Leh in the frontier region of Ladakh, continue to be the coldest places with the minimum temperature dipping to minus 16.6 and minus 13.4 degrees Celsius respectively.
Jammu, the winter capital of the state too is observing a dip in the mercury with rains in most parts of the state.
High altitude areas including hill resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam experienced snowfall while plains have been lashed by intermittent rains since Wednesday night.