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Heavy snowfall disrupts normal life in Kashmir

india Updated: Feb 04, 2015 16:01 IST
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Heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir hit electricity, water and blocked national highway, disrupting normal life.

Roads in Ramban area were filled with snow making it difficult for vehicles to ply due to which people had to walk long distances carrying their luggage. National Highway-44 was completely blocked, restricting transportation.

Srinagar on Sunday had received season's first snowfall bringing cheers to residents. However, snowfall did not bring much delight to residents of Ramban district.

"This may be the season's first snowfall (in this area) and it has caused a lot of problems to everybody here as all the roads are closed. Since morning it has increased and causing a lot of troubles," said a resident, Sunder Singh.

As per local media reports, the weather department has predicted snowfall for next three days. The minimum temperature recorded was minus 0.2 degree Celsius.

Reportedly, an avalanche warning has also been issued in higher reaches of the valley. Meanwhile, Shimla also received three to 90 centimeters of fresh snowfall.

"Since yesterday it is snowing heavily here and this will increase the business of hotels, restaurants and taxis as more tourists will visit this place," said a resident, Rakesh Kumar. Minimum temperature recorded was two degree Celsius.