Srinagar, Dec 13: Kashmir valley remained cut off from rest of the country after fresh snowfall while parts of the Valley were plunged into darkness due to power failure.
The South Kashmir experienced heavy snowfall today and other parts of the Valley received light snowfall affecting normal life.
There was heavy snowfall in South Kashmir with Jawahar Tunnel recording 3.6 feet of snow, Qazigund 1.6 feet, Shopian 2 feet and Anantnag 1.6 feet. The Furkiyan Top in Kupwara witnessed 8 inches of snowfall, Sadhna Top one feet, Z-Gali one feet, Bandipora 2 inches, Gurez 9 inches, Razdhan Top around 3 feet, one feet in Dawar, Gulmarg 1.6 feet, Tangmarg over feet, Baramulla 5 inches and Zojila Pass 2 feet. Click here to watch video
With snowfall, the fog vanished from the Valley but no flights operated from Srinagar Airport for 7th consecutive day today. Since Saturday not a single flight landed or took off from Srinagar Airport and 11 flights were cancelled last Friday due to fog and poor visibility at Srinagar Airport. Since Friday around 200 fights were cancelled and thousands of passengers are stranded at various places.
There are around 2000 trucks stranded at Qazigund which got stuck there after snowfall closed the highway.
The snowfall led to slippery conditions on the roads in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley. The administration cleared snow from major roads while no snow was cleared from rest of the roads. However, in Srinagar there was no snowfall in the afternoon bringing some relief to the commuters.
The snowfall led to power breakdown in many parts of Kashmir. However, in Srinagar and other major towns power was restored but it is erratic.
In Srinagar there was power breakdown during the night but it was restored in major parts of the city in the afternoon. However, it is erratic in majority of these areas.
In major towns, power was restored but it continued to remain disrupted in Shopian, Kulgam, Handwara, Kupwara and Bandipora. In Pahalgam, Qazigund, Damhal, Mattan, Kulgam and Noorabad, power was not restored as yet.
And with snowfall there was improvement in night temperature but the day temperature dipped further. Srinagar recorded maximum of 2.0 degree Celsius and minimum of minus 1.0 degree Celsius. Gulmarg, the world famous ski resort, recorded maximum of 0.6 degree Celsius and maximum of minus 3.6 degree Celsius. Pahalgam had maximum of 0.6 degree Celsius and minimum of minus 0.9 degree Celsius. Qazigund had maximum of 1.5 degree Celsius and minimum of 0.2 degree Celsius. Kokernag recorded maximum of 1.5 degree Celsius and minimum of minus 0.6 degree Celsius. Kupwara recorded a maximum of 3.3 degree Celsius and minimum of 0.1 degree Celsius.
Leh recorded maximum of 0.0 degree Celsius and minimum of minus 10.4 degree Celsius. Drass had maximum of minus 3.4 degree Celsius and minimum of minus 6.6 degree Celsius.