Morning flights delayed again as Kashmir parts receive fresh snowfall for 2nd straight day

MeT predicts more snow till Jan 26, advises people living in snowbound areas to remain alert; Traffic on Sgr-Jmu highway restored; Drivers, commuters advised to travel with caution

The flight operation got delayed again in wake of the fresh snowfall in Srinagar and elsewhere in the Valley for the second straight day on Saturday.

Director Srinagar Airport, Kuldeep Singh told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that all the morning flights scheduled till 10:00 AM got delayed again today due to the low visibility.
“However, the flight operation resumed again after 10’0 clock and the flights operated normally,” Kuldeep Singh said.
Pertinently, the flight operation was delayed on Friday as well.
Moreover, Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the Valley received fresh light snowfall today, bringing down the temperature further across the Valley.
An official in the Meteorological department (MeT) said that the weather would remain cloudy till tomorrow evening.
He said that the J&K parts would receive light to moderate snowfall from Monday as a fresh Western Disturbance is affecting the Union Territory on January 23 till January 26.
“There is a possibility of light to moderate snowfall in J&K parts from Jan 24-25 and light rain and snow in J&K parts on January 26,” he said.
The MeT here has also issued a warning, advising people living in snowbound areas to remain alert and cautious while venturing in areas, which are vulnerable to snow avalanches.
Nonetheless, amid fresh snowfall, the night temperature has increased further at most stations of Kashmir with Srinagar recording a minimum of 0.2 degree Celsius.
The mercury at the famous ski-resort, Gulmarg and Pahalgam settled at minus 8.4 and minus 3.8 degree Celsius respectively.
The officials informed that Kupwara recorded minus 2.8 degree Celsius while Qazigund and Kokernag recorded a low of minus 0.4 and minus 3.9 degree Celsius respectively.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Traffic, Vikramjit Singh told KNO that the traffic will be allowed to ply tomorrow towards Jammu.
Moreover, continuing the snow and slide clearance operations, Executing Departments have restored most of the major link roads and work is in progress to open roads closed due to snowfall and landslides at different locations in the district Ramban.
The departments including Jal Shakti and JPDCL also restored water and power supply service in the majority of the areas, which were affected due to moderate to heavy snowfall in hilly areas of the district.
Monitoring the situation closely, the Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam ordered all senior officers including SDMs, CMO, Executive Engineers, JPDCL, Jal Shakti, PWD and PMGSY, Tehsildars, other officers and field functionaries of essential departments to ensure regular Essential Services and supplies to people for their convenience.
As per the traffic authorities, the vehicular movement was restored on the Jammu–Srinagar National highway and advised the drivers and commuters to travel with caution—(KNO)

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