• 3 flights cancelled at Srinagar airport
• Stranded vehicles to be cleared from Jmu to Srg today
• Weatherman forecasts clear weather from today till next week
Isolated parts of Kashmir received fresh snowfall and rains on Tuesday while the Metrological department predicted improvement in weather from Wednesday afternoon till next week.
Director Metrological department Kashmir, Sonam Lotus told Rising Kashmir that with the dip in temperatures across the Himalayan region, Valley parts received fresh snowfall and rains on Tuesday.
“The weather will improve from Wednesday afternoon and after that remain dry and clear till next week,” he said.
As per the weatherman, fresh snowfall of 8.5 cm was recorded in Kokernag followed by Pahalgam with 4.5 cm.
Qazigund also received 1.5 cm of snowfall on Tuesday, the official said.
Srinagar recorded 2.9 mm rains, Qazigund 10.8 mm and Pahalgam 4.6 mm.
Rains also lashed Jammu region with the city recording 10.3 mm rains, Bahderwah 10.6 mm, Katra 10.4 mm, Banihal 5.5 mm and Batote 10.7 mm.
Meanwhile, Traffic department officials said following bad weather conditions, the movement of traffic remained partially suspended on the Srinagar-Jammu highway on Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Rural, Muzaffar Ahmad Shah told Rising Kashmir that movement of traffic on the highway was affected due to continuous snowfall around Jawahar Tunnel.
“Due to fresh snow there were slippery conditions on the Banihal-Jawahar Tunnel stretch of the highway due to which traffic was suspended for some time,” he said.
The SSP said subject to fair weather conditions, the stranded vehicles from Jammu to Srinagar would be cleared on Wednesday and no vehicles would be allowed from the other side.
Meanwhile, Srinagar-Leh highway, Anantnag-Kishtwar road and Mughal Road continued to remain closed for vehicular traffic due to accumulation of snow and slippery road conditions.
A senior official at the Srinagar International Airport told Rising Kashmir that following bad weather conditions in Kashmir at least three flights were canceled at the airport on Tuesday.
“Of the total 27 flights, three were cancelled while the other 24 flights operated normally as per schedule,” the official said.