Another Snowy Morning in Kashmir Valley as Cold Wave Continues
Srinagar’s Pratap Park covered in snow. 
Srinagar’s Pratap Park covered in snow. (Photo Courtesy: Basit Zargar/The Quint)

Another Snowy Morning in Kashmir Valley as Cold Wave Continues

Fresh snowfall graced Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, 6 February, and has continued since, even as the Meteorological Department forecast predicted an improvement in weather conditions from Friday afternoon.

According to traffic officials, the Srinagar-Jammu highway also remained closed for the second consecutive day on Thursday owing to heavy snowfall and landslides in the area.

“No stranded vehicle is parked at any avalanche- or landslide-prone area along the highway,” a department official said.

A view of heavy traffic jam due to heavy snowfall in Srinagar.
A view of heavy traffic jam due to heavy snowfall in Srinagar.
(Photo Courtesy: Basit Zargar) 

Authorities decided to allow one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu on Wednesday, but the move was halted due to landslides in Ramsoo-Ramban sector and snowfall in Bannihal.

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A view of snow covered Pratap park after heavy snowfall in Srinagar.
A view of snow covered Pratap park after heavy snowfall in Srinagar.
(Photo Courtesy: Basit Zargar) 

Flights were also canceled due to heavy snowfall and low visibility at the Srinagar airport on Thursday. All flights operating from the airport were canceled due to snowfall and low visibility a day prior as well.

Additionally, prices of essentials like vegetables, mutton and poultry products, also skyrocketed in the landlocked Kashmir Valley.

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A man walks amid heavy snowfall in Srinagar.
A man walks amid heavy snowfall in Srinagar.
(Photo Courtesy: Basit Zargar) 
A man clears snow from roof top of houseboat at Jehlum river in Srinagar.
A man clears snow from roof top of houseboat at Jehlum river in Srinagar.
(Photo Courtesy: Basit Zargar) 

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A man walks in a snowstorm in Srinagar.
A man walks in a snowstorm in Srinagar.
(Photo Courtesy: Basit Zargar) 
 A view of the city after heavy snowfall in Srinagar.
A view of the city after heavy snowfall in Srinagar.
(Photo Courtesy: Basit Zargar) 
Boat men clear snow from their houseboat  amid heavy snowfall in Srinagar.  
Boat men clear snow from their houseboat amid heavy snowfall in Srinagar.  
(Photo Courtesy: Basit Zargar) 

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