He also advised caution while travelling on the Srinagar-Jammu highway and other places connected through high altitude passes.
Leh town recorded its lowest temperature of the season with the temperature dipping to minus 12.4 degrees. People remained indoors in the town to avoid frostbite. All hydroelectric power generating units in Ladakh region have been shut because water in all reservoirs of these power projects has frozen.
Diesel generating sets have been pressed into service to provide electricity to the residents in Leh town and other places of the region.
The minimum temperature today was minus 1.7 in Srinagar, minus 2.2 in Pahalgam, minus 7.5 in Gulmarg and minus 7.8 in Kargil town of Ladakh region.