Weather to remain dry in twin UT’s, NHW closed


Weather to remain dry in twin UT’s, NHW closed

Srinagar, March 10: Weather remained mainly cloudy in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Thursday as the Meteorological (MeT) department forecast dry weather in the two union territories during the next 24 hours.

"Weather is likely to remain dry in J&K and Ladakh during the next 24 hours", an official of the Met department said.

Srinagar had 5.1, Pahalgam minus 1.3 and Gulmarg minus 2.5 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.

In the Ladakh region, Leh had minus 3.4 and Kargil minus 8.6 as the minimum temperature.

Jammu city had 12.5, Katra 12.2, Batote 7.1, Banihal 4.2 and Bhaderwah 5.4 as the minimum temperature.

Meanwhile, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has been closed for vehicular traffic due to landslides at Nachlana, officials said.

Traffic authorities have asked people not to travel on the highway till the road clearance work gets completed.

 “Jammu Srinagar NHW blocked due to landslide at Nachlana (between Banihal and Ramban) people are requested not to travel on Jmu-Sgr NHW till the clearance work is completed,” Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police said in a tweet.

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.


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