Srinagar, Nov 16: Higher reaches of the Valley and Ladakh on Sunday received moderate to heavy snowfall for the second consecutive day while plains received intermittent rainfall, even as the Meteorological Department has predicted a significant improvement in weather from Monday.
Director MeT, Sonam Lotus, told the Greater Kashmir, “Weather is expected to witness a significant improvement from Monday for the next three to four days.”
The Mughal Road connecting Valley with the Pir Panchal region continues to be blocked due to accumulation of snow, a traffic advisory said. Subject to fair weather and road clearance only downward traffic (load carriers) loaded with fresh fruits shall be allowed from Herpora (Shopian) from 11 am to 4 pm towards Poonch, the traffic advisory added. “No vehicle shall be allowed after cut off timing. Moreover, no passenger vehicle or pedestrian shall be allowed on Mughal Road.”
Srinagar-Leh National Highway is blocked due to snow accumulation, traffic advisory said. The vehicular movement shall be allowed on Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari road, subject to fair weather and clearance of road on Monday, the advisory said.