Traffic from Jammu to Srinagar on highway today
Srinagar: A few upper reaches of Kashmir valley received light snowfall while the plains were lashed by rains on Friday. The weather conditions are expected to remain both snowy and rainy on Saturday as well.
The meteorological department in J&K had forecast peak intensity of this week’s wet spell for 26th and 27th, resulting in snowfall in the upper reaches and rainfall in the plains of J&K. The wet-spell on Friday impacted entire Kashmir valley along with parts of Jammu.
The famous ski-resort Gulmarg recorded about one inch of snowfall. Weather officials said that widespread rainfall was witnessed across many parts of Kashmir as well as Jammu.
The meteorological department had issued a “Yellow” warning for 26th and 27th, saying that the precipitation may result in disruption of air and surface traffic in Kashmir. However, as of Friday evening, there was no impact on any of the travel modes.
According to weather officials, Srinagar city received 0.3 mm of rainfall while Qazigund received 2.8 mm of rainfall till Friday evening. Pahalgam recorded 7.8 mm of rainfall, Kokernag 2.0 mm, and Kupwara received major rainfall of about 25 mm till Friday evening.
Besides snowfall, Gulmarg which is currently hosting the second Khelo Winter Games Festival, also received about 6.4 mm of rainfall till Friday evening, said the officials.
Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway will ply from Jammu towards Srinagar on Saturday, the traffic department said, subject to fair weather and road conditions. Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) will be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar on Friday while adding that the Traffic Control Unit (TCU) Jammu shall communicate with Traffic Control Unit (TCU) Ramban before releasing the traffic.
Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) shall be allowed from Nagrota (Jammu) between 8 AM in the morning till 12 PM and subsequently from Jakheni (Udhampur) between 9 AM to 1 PM towards Srinagar, and no vehicle shall be allowed before and after this time-slot.
For Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs), the traffic department said, “Only stranded vehicles between Nashree and Ramban shall be allowed towards Srinagar.”