Air traffic was also disrupted due to snowfall in Srinagar and heavy rain in Jammu. Two out of the five flights between from Jammu and Srinagar were cancelled and the other three were delayed by over two hours on Friday. Jetlite and Go Air flights were cancelled; Indian Airlines, Spicejet and Indigo were delayed.
Deputy inspector general (DIG) (Traffic) Shakeel Beig told HT, “Due to continuous snow and land slides at various places, the highway is closed for vehicular traffic.”
He said that there would be no upward or downward movement on Saturday; only stranded vehicles would be cleared, subject to fair weather.
The weathermen said there could be a slight improvement in the weather on Saturday, however they predicted light to moderate rain and snow at most places in the state.