Rains lash J&K plains, higher reaches receive snow

 Srinagar, Oct 20 (KNS): The higher reaches of popular ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district received snowfall on Thursday morning while the plains were lashed by rains. 

A meteorological department official told Kashmir News Service (KNS), that several upper reaches of the valley including Gulmarg, Karnah, Sonamarg, Gurez received snowfall while plains at several places were lashed by rains resulting in cold weather conditions. 

He said that light to moderate rain and snowfall over high reaches at isolated places was expected today and at scattered places of Jammu and Kashmir on October 19-20. There's no forecast of any major snowfall for the next one week to 10 days in J&K and Ladakh, he added. 

Meanwhile, due to the fresh snowfall several roads including Gurez, Karnah, Mugal road have been closed for traffic movement.

Meanwhile, the snowfall shut the Mughal road, connecting Shopian with Poonch and Rajouri districts this evening. “We have closed the road for vehicular traffic due to slippery road conditions in view of the snowfall,” the official said, adding that it will be open only after improvement in weather.(KNS)

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