Met forecasts another bout of snowfall from Monday

Srinagar: Kashmir would receive another spell of snowfall starting from Monday till Tuesday, said Srinagar meteorological department on Sunday.
Director meteorological department Sonam Lotus said snowfall is likely to start from Monday evening through Tuesday.
“Then again from February 4-6, Kashmir will receive snowfall,” he said.
Weather will stay cloudy on Monday while flight operations and traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway might not be affected during the day.
The 300-km highway was thrown open for traffic on Sunday after staying shut for four consecutive days because of heavy snowfall and landslides.
The traffic police said vehicles will be allowed on the road from Srinagar-Jammu on Monday subject to clear weather.
“The movement of all the vehicles (excluding trailers/multi-axle vehicles) shall be allowed from Levdora from 8am and all these vehicles shall cross Jawahar Tunnel by 3pm hours positively,” it said.
It also noted that no movement of traffic including  that of convoys of army, BSF, CRPF will be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar.
“People are requested not to undertake journey on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in case of bad weather. They should contact Traffic Control Unit Srinagar (01942450022, 2485386), TCU Ramban (9419993745) and TCU Jammu (01912459048) and officers of Traffic wing to get the status of the road before starting their journey,” it added.
Meanwhile, divisional administration Kashmir issued a high danger avalanche warning for next 24-hours from January 29 to January 30 for avalanche prone areas.
According to the office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, high danger avalanche warning from January 29 (1700 hrs) to January 30, 2017 (1700 hrs) exists for avalanche prone slopes in Kupwara, Bandipora,  Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam, and Budgam and Kargil districts of Kashmir Division.
Accordingly, all the Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil have been asked to advise people not to venture in avalanche prone areas and to avoid clearing snow from rooftops of their houses/bunkers to avoid damages.