Rare April snowfall disrupts life in Jammu, Srinagar; highway, schools closed due to landslides

06 April 2017, 10:19 AM
Snowfall in Kashmir: Highway, schools closed in Jammu and Srinagar (ANI Image)
Snowfall in Kashmir: Highway, schools closed in Jammu and Srinagar (ANI Image)

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides and shooting stones as fresh snowfall was witnessed in Srinagar and across the Valley, prompting the authorities to close schools till Sunday.

Residents of Srinagar woke up to rains and snowfall, which is rare in April.

The MeT Department officials in Srinagar said moderate to heavy snowfall was reported from higher reaches of Kashmir Valley.

The snowfall and rains over the past three days have forced the state government to close schools in the Valley till Sunday.

“The schools shall remain closed till Sunday. Let’s hope that the weather improves before that,” an education department official said.

Shooting stones and landslides at several places along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway has forced the closure of the road as well.

First Published: Thursday, April 06, 2017 09:12 AM
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