NHW closed after landslides, snow accumulation: Rain, snowfall to prevail till March 1


NHW closed after landslides, snow accumulation: Rain, snowfall to prevail till March 1


Saturday, Feb 26: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been closed for vehicular traffic due to landslides and shooting stones triggered by rains and snow, officials said on Saturday.

"Jammu-Srinagar NHW closed for vehicular movement due to landslides, shooting stones at many places on NHW and snow accumulation around the NAVYUG Tunnel," Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police said.

The highway is the lifeline of the Kashmir Valley and the main road link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country. Kashmir bound trucks laden with essential supplies and other vehicles pass through the highway.

Meanwhile, the weather across Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday has remained overcast with widespread light rain and snow.

As for the minimum temperatures during the early hours of Saturday, Srinagar recorded 1.8°C, Pahalgam -0.8°C and Gulmarg -7.5°C

Drass town in Ladakh region registered -7.9 °C and Leh -6.6°C as the night's lowest temperature, whereas Jammu city clocked 8.8°C, Katra 6.7°C, Batote -1.9°C, Banihal -0.4°C and Bhaderwah 0.1°C.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), fairly widespread to widespread rainfall and/or snowfall of light to moderate intensity, along with isolated thunderstorms and lightning, are very likely to continue over Jammu-Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during the next 24 hours.

Thereafter, isolated rainfall and snowfall may prevail over the region for the subsequent three days, from Sunday to Tuesday.

These conditions will be caused by a western disturbance located over north Pakistan and its neighbourhood. However, during this forecast period, yet another western disturbance is also expected to start impacting the Western Himalayan Region from Monday night.


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