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Heavy Snow Disrupts Life in J&K, Roads Closed, Flights Cancelled

India | Associated Press | February 7, 2019, 3:07 pm
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 Fresh snowfall in the Kashmir Valley and rains in plains of Jammu on February 07 adversely affected life across the state with people forced to stay indoors without electricity at many places, road links snapped and flight operation disrupted. (Image: AP)

Fresh snowfall in the Kashmir Valley and rains in plains of Jammu on February 07 adversely affected life across the state with people forced to stay indoors without electricity at many places, road links snapped and flight operation disrupted. (Image: AP)

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 Most people in Srinagar city and other places preferred to remain indoors as snow and waterlogging made many roads inaccessible. (Image: AP)

Most people in Srinagar city and other places preferred to remain indoors as snow and waterlogging made many roads inaccessible. (Image: AP)

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 Fresh snowfall started early in the day in the city as it recorded 0.5 degrees Celsius. Heavy spells were reported from the hills. Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 0.6 and minus 4 degrees, respectively. (Image: AP)

Fresh snowfall started early in the day in the city as it recorded 0.5 degrees Celsius. Heavy spells were reported from the hills. Pahalgam and Gulmarg recorded minus 0.6 and minus 4 degrees, respectively. (Image: AP)

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 The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for a second consecutive day due to the fresh snowfall in Bannihal sector and landslides in Ramsoo-Ramban. (Image: AP)

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for a second consecutive day due to the fresh snowfall in Bannihal sector and landslides in Ramsoo-Ramban. (Image: AP)

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 The one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu that was allowed on February 06, was halted. (Image: AP)

The one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu that was allowed on February 06, was halted. (Image: AP)

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 Prices of essentials like vegetables, mutton and poultry products, have skyrocketed in the landlocked Kashmir Valley due to the severing of road links. (Image: AP)

Prices of essentials like vegetables, mutton and poultry products, have skyrocketed in the landlocked Kashmir Valley due to the severing of road links. (Image: AP)

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 Flight operations, too, were suspended at the Srinagar airport due to poor visibility amid heavy snowfall.

Flight operations, too, were suspended at the Srinagar airport due to poor visibility amid heavy snowfall. "All flights to and from Srinagar were cancelled on February 06. "No flight could land or take off from the airport today morning," an official at the Srinagar International Airport said. (Image: AP)

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 Electric supply was interrupted in many parts of the valley, especially north Kashmir areas with the Power Department informing that efforts were on to restore snapped lines. The Met said a western disturbance active over Jammu and Kashmir is likely to weaken after 24 hours on February 08. (Image: AP)

Electric supply was interrupted in many parts of the valley, especially north Kashmir areas with the Power Department informing that efforts were on to restore snapped lines. The Met said a western disturbance active over Jammu and Kashmir is likely to weaken after 24 hours on February 08. (Image: AP)

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