Forecast of snow in mountain areas

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SRINAGAR: A month ahead of winter, Kashmir is expected to witness its first spell of snowfall from Monday night, the Indian Meteorological Centre (IMC) has said.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan while issuing a weather advisory quoting the IMC said that light to moderate rain or snow will occur on mountains, most likely from Monday night, till October 10 across Jammu and Kashmir.
“Light to moderate rain and snow on higher reaches at fairly widespread places of Kashmir, fairly widespread places of Jammu, and at few places of Ladakh, mainly Kargil district, during next 24 to 36 hours,” Khan said.
“There are chances of light to moderate snowfall on Zojila, Sinthan pass, Jammu-Srinagar Highway, Mughal Road and other hilly areas,” he added.
Accordingly, Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil have been asked to advise people not to venture in avalanche-prone areas during this period.
The Deputy Commissioners have also been asked to take all precautionary measures to avert any untoward incident. Road clearance and power restoration should be the utmost priority, Khan said.