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Fresh snowfall in valley disrupts air traffic

Intermittent snowfall in Kashmir for the second consecutive day has lead to the disruption of flight operations at the Srinagar airport.

However, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only link connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of India was through for traffic.

Intermittent snowfall continued in most parts of Kashmir for the second day, an official of the Meteorological Department here said.

He said while the plains, including Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, experienced light snowfall, most of the higher reaches of the state received moderate snowfall.

The snowfall has led to decrease in visibility, resulting in disruption of flight operations at the Srinagar airport.

“The air traffic to and fro Srinagar airport has been hit because of the low visibility due to continuous snowfall,” an official at the airport said.

He said so far three flights were cancelled while a few others were delayed.

However, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway was open for one-way traffic, an official at the Traffic Control Room here said.

The Met office has said there is a possibility of light rain and snow in many places, with heavy falls at isolated places, in the state on Saturday. It said the weather is likely to improve on Sunday.


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