By Riyaz Bhat
SRINAGAR: Kashmir valley is likely to witness another spell of snowfall this week, with the Metrological department predicting moderate to heavy snowfall in upper reaches as well as plains.
“On the intervening night of 4 and 5 February, Kashmir will likely witness snowfall,” director MeT Sonam Lotus said.
“Today and tomorrow the weather will remain dry but after Thursday the weather is likely to take a new turn, to snowfall and rainfall again,” Lotus said.
SSP Traffic Kashmir division Fayaz Ahmad Lone said, “We have received the information of another spell of snowfall and we are all set to tackle the bad weather. The road(Srinagar-Jammu highway) may be closed if there will be more snowfall as expected.”
The highway was open for only one-way traffic with vehicles plying from Srinagar to Jammu on Wednesday. Subject to fair weather and good condition of road, traffic will be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar on Thursday.
Movement of LMVs/passenger vehicles/Tankers will be allowed from Nagrota (Jammu) from 0600 hours up to 1300 hours and from Udhampur up to 1430 hours only. However, the movement of HMVs (excluding Trailers/multi-axle vehicles) including convoys of Army, BSF, CRPF will be allowed from Nagrota (Jammu) from 0700 hours up to1100 hours and from Udhampur up to 1230 hours only, officials said.
By Riyaz Bhat