Sgr-Jmu highway shut for third day

Sgr-Jmu highway shut for third day

Srinagar: Traffic movement on Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for third consecutive day due to the continuous rain and snow on Thursday.
Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Sanjay Bhagat said the highway was closed due to landslides and shooting stones triggered by rains and snow at several places.
The meteorological department has predicted the fresh snowfall in upper reaches and rains in plains till March 11.
Meanwhile, rains lashed plains while upper reaches continued to receive light to moderate snow bringing down temperature further in the Valley.
Meanwhile, the night temperatures at most places in the Kashmir division continued their downward trend with Srinagar recording a low of 1.8 degrees Celsius against the previous night's 3.1.
The normal night temperature for this part of the season is 3 degrees Celsius.
The city recorded a high of 5.8 degrees Celsius yesterday which was eight notches below normal, a spokesman of the MET department said.
He said Gulmarg in north Kashmir was the coldest place in the state as the minimum temperature at the snow-bound ski resort settled at minus 4.6 degrees Celsius. The hill resort had recorded a low of minus 3.0 degrees Celsius yesterday.

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