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Moderate snowfall affects surface, air traffic

Srinagar, Dec 29: The Kashmir plains received light to moderate snowfall on Tuesday, even as there was heavy snow in higher reaches.

Meteorological Department officials said ski resort Gulmarg received almost 1 to 2 feet deep fresh snowfall while there was
heavy snowfall in higher reaches including Pir ki Gali, Sadhna Top
and Zojila.

Srinagar recorded 3-4 inches deep fresh snowfall while parts of south Kashmir including Shopian recorded 8-10 inch deep snowfall between Monday and Tuesday.

MeT officials told Greater Kashmir that weather was likely to remain dry till January 4 while temperatures will continue to drop below the freezingpoint during the next few days.

SURFACE, AIR TRAFFIC AFFECTED:
Fresh snowfall caused disruption in the traffic on the 270-kilometer Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for several hours.

Traffic officials said that accumulation of snow caused slippery road conditions due to which a large number of vehicles were stranded on the highway. However, the traffic was restored on the highway later in the day, officials
said.

The accumulation of snow on the runway and poor visibility at the Srinagar International Airport
led to cancellation of ten flights, Airports Authority of India officials said.

“10 out of the 27 total scheduled flights for the day were cancelled due to snow on the runway and poor visibility. While 9 morning flights were cancelled

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