The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blocked on Monday due to heavy rains and shooting stones at Panthyal in the Ramban district, a senior official said. “The intensity of stone-throwing increases at Pan-, Thyal, and Ramban on National Highway 44, which is once again blocked.” Stay tuned for more information. “Traveling is highly unadvisable,” tweeted Ramban’s deputy commissioner, Mussarat, and Zia. Heavy snowfall and inclement weather conditions prevailed in the Union Territory on Monday. Srinagar received fresh snowfall this morning after the mercury dropped to a minimum of minus 2 degrees celsius on Sunday night. Srinagar and the nearby areas were covered in a thick blanket of snow, due to which the local traffic and the normal life of the area got affected, according to some locals. The locals also claimed that the air traffic has also been affected due to the heavy snowfall in Srinagar. The Kashmir Valley was cut off from the outside world, with all flights to and from Srinagar airport getting cancelled and the national highway shut down due to heavy snowfall on Monday morning. , , Heavy snowfall started across the valley while rain lashed the Jammu division today. However, the MeT office has stated that the bad weather will continue for the next 12 hours. , “Moderate to heavy snowfall” occurred in the valley, and rain lashed Jammu division since the early hours of Monday morning. “Adverse weather is likely to continue during the next 12 hours,” an official of the Meteorological (MeT) department said, adding that improvement would occur from Monday evening. , , Five inches of snow accumulated in Srinagar city till Monday morning while Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, and other higher reaches received over 1-3 feet of fresh snowfall.

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