Snow and Rain Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Snow and Rain Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway
Snow and Rain Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway
Snow and Rain Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway
Snow and Rain Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Snow and Rain Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Snow and Rain Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Snow and Rain Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway
Rain Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway:Highway Blockage and Travel Advisory

Heavy downpours in the Kashmir plains and snowfall in the upper reaches have wreaked havoc, resulting in the closure of the crucial Jammu-Srinagar national highway. The extreme weather conditions have prompted officials to issue warnings and advisories to the public, urging caution in the face of the challenging road conditions.

Traffic officials have reported that the highway is blocked at multiple points in Ramban district due to mudslides, landslides, and shooting stones. An official statement from the traffic department has urged people to avoid traveling on NH-44 until the weather improves and the road is deemed safe. The closure of this vital transportation route has disrupted travel plans and raised concerns about the safety of commuters.

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Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway:Weather Impact Across Jammu and Kashmir

The meteorological department highlights that the recent spell of wet weather began on Friday, bringing moderate to very heavy rain and snowfall across the region. Notably, the tourist resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district recorded 38.1 cm of snowfall, indicating the intensity of the weather system. Despite the challenges on the ground, flight operations to and from the Valley remain normal.

Rain Disrupt Jammu-Srinagar National Highway:Varied Weather Conditions and Advisory for Travelers

As the meteorological center in Srinagar predicts widespread moderate rain and snow, specific areas, including the higher reaches of north Kashmir, central and South Kashmir, and the Pirpanjal range of Jammu Division, may experience heavy to very heavy snowfall. Additionally, the plains of Kashmir division and Jammu may witness moderate rain, with the potential for heavy rain in specific districts. The weather department warns of thunder, lightning, hailstorms, and gusty winds, urging travelers and tourists to stay informed and follow traffic police advisories.

Amidst the weather challenges, the meteorological department advises travelers and tourists to plan accordingly, considering heavy to very heavy snowfall in some middle and higher reaches. The public, especially in hilly areas, is cautioned against venturing into avalanche-prone and sloping areas, emphasizing the importance of heeding avalanche warnings and advisories. The possibility of landslides, mudslides, and shooting stones in certain locations adds to the urgency of exercising caution during this period.

In conclusion, the unpredictable weather conditions in Jammu and Kashmir underscore the significance of staying informed, adhering to safety advisories, and adjusting travel plans accordingly.

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