Photos: Rains lash parts of Kashmir valley; normal life hit

Hyderabad: While the MeT office of Kashmir has issued avalanche warnings, upper reaches in Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing heavy snowfall for the 2nd running day on Tuesday. Heavy rains have lashed the plains including the Srinagar city, waterlogging not only the roads but all low lying areas here. Due to the heavy snow and rains, major highways and connecting roads have been closed for vehicular traffic.

Authorities have issued an advisory for travelling on the highways and connecting roads. Keeping in view the chances of landslides, Srinagar-Jammu highway, Mughal road, and Srinagar-Leh highway were closed for vehicular movement.

According to MeT, Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 2.4 degrees Celsius. Gulmarg registered a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius and was the coldest recorded place in the Valley, officials said. The night temperature at Pahalgam, which also serves as one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 2.3 degrees Celsius. Leh town in the cold desert Ladakh region was the coldest recorded place in the two union territories with a low of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius.

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