Srinagar, Nov 18: High-altitude areas in Jammu witnessed the season’s first heavy snowfall which led to closure of the Mughal Road, the alternate link between Kashmir and rest of the country, for vehicular traffic.
The day temperature in Jammu yesterday dipped six degrees below normal.
Officials said around two feet of snow had accumulated on the ground between Peer Ki Gali and Pushana, a 20-km stretch along the Mughal Road connecting Poonch district with south Kashmir’s Shopian district. “No vehicle was allowed either from Poonch or Shopian this morning as the Mughal Road was temporarily closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall in and around Peer Ki Gali,”
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Mohammad Aslam said.